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  • Provenance

    Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The stone figure is the archetypal representation of the human form, and I show it in the most elemental and archaic way using the most ancient material—stone—and name the figures after our fundamental state of being: feelings." Ugo Rondinone


the vain

incised with the artist's initials and date "u.r. 14" on the underside of the figure's leg; further incised with the artist's signature, title and erroneous date "ugo rondinone the vain 2013" on the base
Bluestone with concrete pedestal
sculpture 31 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (81 x 24 x 27 cm.)
base 40 1/8 x 18 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (102 x 46 x 46 cm.)

Executed in 2014.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $106,250

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York
+ 1 212 940 1250

20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019