Theaster Gates - New Now New York Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Nannestad Robinson Ltd., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Theaster Gates

    American • 1973

    Theaster Gates has expanded the definition of what it means to be an artist. Trained in urban planning, religious studies and fine arts, Gates has developed an expanded practice that works to bridge the gap between art and life. Encompassing sculpture, installation, performance and urban interventions, Gates’s practice aims to function as a catalyst for social engagement to engender political and spatial change. Gates is widely known for forming the Rebuild Foundation in Chicago as a not-for-profit engine to rebuild the cultural foundation of underinvested neighborhoods. Perhaps Gates’s most ambitious urban development project is The Dorchester Project, the transformation of an abandoned building in Chicago’s South Side into a cultural hub. Gates has described this project as “real estate art”, as part of a “circular ecological system” whereby the sale of sculptures and works of art that were created from the materials salvaged from their interior finance the renovation of the buildings.
     

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Stand-Ins for a Period of Wreckage 18

partially titled "18" lower edge
white concrete and porcelain
45 1/4 x 12 x 12 in. (114.9 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Executed in 2011.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $15,120

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen

Head of Sale, New Now

212 940 1207

[email protected]

New Now

New York Auction 9 March 2022