Theaster Gates - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Provenance

    Kavi Gupta, Chicago
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Milwaukee Art Museum, To Speculate Darkly: Theaster Gates and Dave the Potter, 16 April - 1 August 2010
    London, The Arts Club, Theaster Gates, 12 September 2011 - 13 March 2012

  • 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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Whyte Painting (NGGRWR 0019)

partially titled 'NGGRWR0019' lower right
porcelain, composite gold and wood
15.8 x 76.5 x 54.8 cm (6 1/4 x 30 1/8 x 21 5/8 in.)
Executed in 2010.

£10,000 - 15,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 29 June 2022