Tony Cragg - Under the Influence New York Friday, March 8, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Chicago, DART Gallery, Group Sculpture Show, October 1987

  • Catalogue Essay

    British sculptor Tony Cragg brilliantly transforms banal found materials and household objects into complex arrangements of visually stimulating fragmentation and juxtaposition. The present lot, Leaf, 1981, demonstrates one of Cragg’s best known bodies of work, in which he collects discarded plastic remnants and arranges them by color in order to form larger shapes or patterns. In the present lot, Cragg’s found materials come together to form a green leaf, perhaps a metaphor for recycling and eliminating waste. By artistically presenting an accumulation of artificial and commercial items from consumer culture, Cragg allows for Leaf to transform discarded scraps of consumerism into an aesthetically pleasing art work of natural earthen greenery.



found plastic objects
installed: 67 x 52 in. (170.2 x 132.1 cm)
This work is accompanied by the artist's installation guidelines.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $56,250

Under the Influence

8 March 2013
New York