Vanessa Beecroft - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Deitch Projects, New York

  • 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.”

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection


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.

$30,000 - 50,000 

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New York 3 October 2017