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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 54

    Marina Abramovic (SERBIAN, B. 1946)

    Stromboli I

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    Marina Abramovic (SERBIAN, B. 1946)
    Stromboli I
    DVD, single screen projection
    duration: 19.29 minutes, loop
    Executed in 2002. This work is the second artist proof from an edition of five plus two artist proofs.

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    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

    Since the early 1970s, when she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Marina Abramovic has pioneered the use of performance as a visual art form. As a vital member of the first generation of performance artists, Abramovic created some of the most historic early performance pieces and continues to make important durational works. De Appel was amongst the first institutes to show her work. She has participated in international exhibitions as the Venice Biennial (1976 and 1997) and Documenta VI, VII and IX, Kassel (1977, 1982 and 1992). In 1998, the exhibition Artist Body - Public Body toured extensively, including stops at the Kunstmuseum and Grosse Halle, Bern and La Gallera, Valencia. In 2004, Abramovic exhibited at the Whitney Biennial in New York and had a significant solo show, The Star, at the Maruame Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kumamoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan. She was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Artist at the 1997 Venice Biennial and in 2003 received the Bessie for The House with the Ocean View. In 2006, her series of performances called Seven Easy Pieces was honored by the Guggenheim at their International Gala and by the AICA USA with the Best Exhibition of Time Based Art award in 2007. Abramovic's work is included in numerous public and private collections worldwide.

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