"My gesture is addressed to the human body, “that complete erogenous zone”. To its most vague and ephemeral sensations. I want to exalt the ephemeral in the folds of our body, in the traces of our passage. Through casts of the body I try to fix the fleeting moments of life, its paradoxes and absurdity... I am convinced that all of the manifestation of the ephemeral the human body is the most vulnerable, the only source of all joy, all suffering and all truth…" —Alina Szapocznikow
tinted polyester resin, light bubble and power supply cable
25 x 14 x 7 3/4 in. (63.5 x 35.6 x 19.7 cm)
Executed in 1970.
Collection of Pierre Restany, Paris (acquired directly from the artist)
Collection of Jeanine Restany, Paris
Collection of Jean-Louis Melat-Passerieu, France
Artcurial Auction, Paris, June, 3 2013, lot 41
Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Canada (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Please note: This lot is the property of a private individual.