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  • Provenance

    Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

  • Exhibited

    Zurich, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Sylvie Fleury Skin Crims, 11 October – 15 November, 1997; Zurich, Migros Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Sylvie Fleury. Hot Heels, November 1998 – January 1999; Esslingen, Galerie der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar, Villa Merkel, Sylvie Fleury, January – March 1999.

  • Literature

    Exhibition Catalogue, 24th International Biennale of Sao Paulo, Sylvie Fleury. First Spaceship on Venus and Other Vehicules, Baden, 1998, p. 13 (illustrated); Exhibition Catalogue, Galerie der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar, Villa Merkel, Sylvie Fleury, Esslingen, 1999, pp. 28, 53-54, 57

  • Catalogue Essay

    "At heart we are all fetishists. We're obsessed with objects, whether spiritual, magical, sexual or merely material. It is what defines us and what we create. Sylvie Fleury's work is a manifestation of the human need to worship, just as sexual fetishes convey the necessity of fulfilment. She works with objects that embody sexuality, idolatry and obsession to underline our fixations. The shopping sprees, the out-of-this-world cars, the goldness of everything: it's a glimpse of fantastic excess that crosses the boundaries of illusion and reality." (Taken from ‘Francesca Gavin Profiles Sylvie Fleury, Art's High Queen of Fashion and Fetish' in Contemporary Magazine)
    Painted in a glossy pink – the colour of a particular brand, Givenchy 318, this deliberately crushed car with its eye catching shade of lipstick is a seminal work in the artist's oeuvre. Continuously blurring the boundaries between art and fashion, this work is a prime example through which Fleury teases her viewers, abandoning them between the realms of object and imagination.

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Skin Crime 3 (Givenchy 318)

1997
Enamel paint on compressed Fiat 128.
56 x 154 x 365 cm. (22 x 60 5/8 x 143 3/4 in).

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £37,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2008, 5pm
London