• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 7835

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    12 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 159

    Anri Sala (b. 1974)

    Untitled (Corner)

    Price Realised  

    Anri Sala (b. 1974)
    Untitled (Corner)
    signed and with the artist's initials, numbered respectively one to four and dated 'ANRI SALA 2004 AS' (on the reverse)
    four elements--black and white photographs on baryte paper
    each: 16 x 9¾in. (40.6 x 55cm.)
    Executed in 2004, this work is number four from an edition of five plus two artist proofs


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    A photographic series of moths continuously regrouping in the corner of a white-washed room. Untitled (Corner) presents the viewer with a staccato of black amorphous shapes which upon first glance, appear almost to be painterly brushmarks applied to a white surface. Upon further inspection you begin to see the clustered bodies of the moths clinging to the surface of the walls, constantly shifting in their uncamouflaged and overtly human environment exposing the underlying beauty and fragility in swarm patterns.

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    Provenance

    Hauser & Wirth, London.
    Private Collection, London.


    Literature

    M. Godfrey, H. U. Obrist, L. Gillick, Anri Sala, London 2006 (another set from the series illustrated, pp. 55-56).
    C. Grafik, 'Anri Sala,' Contemporary, Issue 86, 2006, (another still from the series illustrated, pp. 42-43).