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    Sale 2125

    Contemporary Photographs

    13 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 79

    LOUISE LAWLER (B. 1947)

    Still Life (Candle), 2003

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    LOUISE LAWLER (B. 1947)
    Still Life (Candle), 2003
    digital dye-bleach print on aluminum museum box
    signed, dated and numbered '1/5' in ink (on the reverse of the frame)
    13 x 10¾in. (33 x 27.3cm.)


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    "Both the painting and the contents of the table speak of the inevitable passage of time: empty wine glasses, a full ashtray, a used and crumpled napkin, an uncanny silence that lingers in the room after what we imagine might have been lively conversation. Here is an interior not presented for others but used, daily; the finished meal suggests a melancholy mixture of conviviality and necessity." (Helen Molesworth, Twice Untitled and Other Pictures (Looking Back), p. 148)

    Provenance

    With Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles;
    With Metro Pictures, New York


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the correct dimensions for this lot are 13 x 10¾in. (33 x 27.3cm.).


    Literature

    Louise Lawler and Others, Hatje Cantz, 2004, p. 41; Twice Untitled and Other Pictures (Looking Back): Louise Lawler, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, 2006, pp. 8-9, 149