Vanessa Beecroft - April Showers: Online Auction New York Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Deitch Projects, New York
    Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    Known for her striking and highly choreographed performances using large groups of plainly dressed or nude women, the Italian-American artist Vanessa Beecroft described the details the performance captured in VB52, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, 2003, a work that represents the artist’s preoccupation with food: “At a glass table sat a group of 30 women, nude models, veterans from previous performances, women related to the castle or local aristocrats. The women, following my diet, ate for three consecutive days food served and divided by colors: yellow, orange, red, purple, brown, white, green, brown and multicolored...The audience, which wasn’t allowed to eat, watched the group and their interaction with the food.”


VB52, Castello di Rivoli, Turin

Chromogenic print, face-mounted to Plexiglas and flush-mounted.
90 x 70 in. (228.6 x 177.8 cm)
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Number 1 from an edition of 3.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $21,250

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April Showers: Online Auction

Online Auction 29 April - 7 May 2020