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    Sale 2169

    Post War and Contemporary Art Afternoon Session

    14 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 373

    Ellen Gallagher (b. 1965)

    Deluxe

    Price Realised  

    Ellen Gallagher (b. 1965)
    Deluxe
    A portfolio of 60 printed objects with aquatint, dry-point, photogravure, spit-bite, lithography, silkscreen, embossing, tattoo machine engraving, laser-cutting, collage, crystals, cut paper, enamel, glitter, gold leaf, gouache, graphite, oil, plasticine, polymer medium, pomade, toy eyeballs, watercolor and velvet on paper
    each: 13 x 10½ in. (33 x 26.7 cm.)
    overall: 84¾ x 176 in. (215.2 x 447 cm.)
    Executed in 2004-2005. This work is number fourteen from an edition of twenty.


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    The present work is included in the following collections: Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and The Eli Broad Foundation, Santa Monica Row 1:
    1 FBI
    2 Full Cap
    3 The Man Who Kept Harlem Cool
    4 Spare Time
    5 Yellow Duke
    6 Doe
    7 Wig Dig
    8 Feminine Hygiene
    9 Warm Pressed
    10 Beauty Star
    11 Capless
    12 Millie-Christine

    Row 2
    13 5 Rows of Children
    14 American Beauty
    15 Lucky Numbers
    16 Starglow Wigs
    17 So Fun
    18 Coronet
    19 Lustrasilk
    20 Greaseless
    21 Rings
    22 Glamour Girl Look
    23 Before and After
    24 Made for Kisses

    Row 3
    25 Skinatural
    26 Afrilon
    27 Negro a Day
    28 Skin Secret
    29 Super Strut
    30 Natural Look
    31 Dixie Peach
    32 Free Nurses
    33 Wiglette
    34 Sulfur-8
    35 Today Is Today
    36 Josephine Baker

    Row 4
    37 PHANTASIE
    38 Nadinola
    39 Detective Training
    40 Double Circle
    41 Black Combs
    42 Super Boo
    43 So Natural...So Healthy
    44 Blow-up
    45 Dirty O's
    46 Song Ideas
    47 Gold Medal
    48 Valmor

    Row 5
    49 Drama
    50 Isaac
    51 Every Day Nurse
    52 Humania
    53 Mr. Terrific
    54 Butter Knife
    55 Moby Dick
    56 Ice or Salt
    57 Raveen
    58 Bad Skin
    59 Wiglets by Medalo
    60 Mercolized

    Provenance

    Two Palms Press, New York
    Private collection, New York


    Exhibited

    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, DeLuxe, January-May 2005 (another example exhibited).
    New York, Museum of Modern Art, DeLuxe July-September 2005 (another example exhibited). North Miami, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Ellen Gallagher: Murmur and DeLuxe, February-April 2005 (another example exhibited).
    Zürich, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, DeLuxe, March-May 2006 (another example exhibited).
    St. Louis, Contemporary Art Museum, DeLuxe, April-June 2006 (another example exhibited).
    London, Tate Modern, Passages from History, November 2007-April 2008 (another example exhibited).