Thomas Houseago - Contemporary Art Evening Sale New York Wednesday, May 15, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    L&M Arts, Los Angeles

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, L&M Arts, Thomas Houseago: All Together Now, January 22 - March 5, 2011

  • Literature

    Thomas Houseago: All Together Now, exh. cat., Los Angeles: L & M Arts, 2011, pp. 3,4,5,59 and 61 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “ …sculpture is a dramatization of the space between your eye and the world, between looking and recording, between what you see and feel and memory...”
    THOMAS HOUSEAGO

    Widely praised for his deft interpretations of the complex interplay of two and three dimensionality combined with a forceful confrontation of the touchstones of Modernisim, Thomas Houseago has set forth a bold and startling new vision for figurative sculpture. Forged in a rough-hewn, yet sophisticated manner, Houseago excels in every material in his repertoire, from plaster to wood and metals.

    Untitled, 2010, evokes a brute and primeval intensity tempered with grace and restraint. Rendered in, black patinated bronze, Houseago has created a totem that provides visceral insight into the human psyche, but one attuned to our era. “I guess this is the thing of being artists of the 21st Century. The 20th Century comes to us without this linear index....” (T. Houseago, quoted in Houseago & A. Curry, ‘Conversation: Aaron Curry Thomas Houseago: Standing Figures’, pp. 86-89, FlashArt, March-April 2010, p. 89).

38

Untitled

2010
bronze
62 x 46 x 8 in. (157.5 x 116.8 x 20.3 cm.)
This work is number 3 from an edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof and 1 FC.

Estimate
$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $209,000

Contact Specialist
Zach Miner
Head of Sale
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Contemporary Art Evening Sale

New York 16 May 2013 7pm