Thomas Houseago - Art for One Drop New York Friday, September 21, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

  • Exhibited

    Brussels, Xavier Hufkens, Thomas Houseago: Constructions, May 18 - July 20, 2018 (another example exhibited)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Los Angeles-based artist Thomas Houseago studied art at London’s Central St Martin’s college in the early 1990s before moving to Amsterdam to study at de Ateliers. Known for his monumental, often figurative sculptures that have a striking ability to simultaneously convey states of power and vulnerability, Houseago uses materials associated with classical and modernist sculpture (carved wood, clay, plaster and bronze), as well as less traditional materials (steel rods, concrete and hessian) to reveal the process of making. In his recent series, Constructions, Houseago explores topics that have long captivated him - the walking figure, the head and face, the reclining figure, the owl – in assemblage sculptures inspired by sketches.


Brass Neck I

bronze, raw patina and wood
22 1/8 x 14 x 10 7/8 in. (56.2 x 35.6 x 27.6 cm.)
Executed in 2018, this work is artist's proof 1 from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $93,500

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Art for One Drop

New York Charity Auction 21 September 2018