• First Open Post-War and Contem auction at Christies

    Sale 2294

    First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art

    11 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    BARBARA KRUGER (B. 1945)

    Untitled (Your every wish is our command)

    Price Realised  

    BARBARA KRUGER (B. 1945)
    Untitled (Your every wish is our command)
    signed and dated 'Barbara Kruger 1982' (on the backing board)
    gelatin silver print in artist's frame
    55 x 39¾ in. (139.7 x 100.9 cm.)
    Executed in 1982.


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    "I find myself influenced by the presence of time passing, but seldom by particular events. From childhood on, the attention received or denied, the pleasures or absence of comfort or shelter, the place of money, color, class, and power: in other words, the accumulation of the everyday. These moments, these increments, make us who we are and make us make the work we make." (B. Kruger quoted in L. Tillman, Thinking of You, Los Angeles, 1999, p. 196)

    Provenance

    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
    Luhring Augustine & Hodes Gallery, New York
    Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
    Refco collection, Chicago
    Private collection, Chicago


    Literature

    S. Taylor, ed., The Refco Collection, Chicago, 1990, p. 96 (illustrated).