Sylvie Fleury - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Art & Public, Geneva

  • Catalogue Essay

    Luxury, fetishization of everyday objects and the interchangeability of high and mass culture denote central concepts of Sylvie Fleury’s work, referring to her artistic strategy of using objects and materials from our familiar world of commodities nearly unaltered in her works…The headlines of international fashion magazine covers, elevated to monumental proportions, can be read as the promises and utopias of our fashion and beauty culture. In transferring freely available materials to the context of art, the artist succeeds in showing the viewer (also the consumer) the fascination of the material aesthetic and therefore the seductive power of the “purely material”. At the same time, her works make reference to the dissolving of (hierarchical) boundaries between art, design, fashion and advertising and to the mutual influence exerted among the various creative spheres of high and pop culture. (Taken from Galerie Hauser &Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich press release for a 2000 solo exhibition)


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36 c-prints mounted on aluminium.

Installation dimensions variable; each approximately: 90 x 70 cm. (35 3/8 x 27 1/2 in).

Signed, titled and dated ‘Sylvie Fleury 99 (Current Issues Aug – Oct. 99)’ on the reverse of Flaunt.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £58,100

Contemporary Art Day Sale

29 Feb 2008, 2pm