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    Sale 11960

    First Open | London

    14 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 18

    Nicole Wermers (B. 1971)

    Buhuu Suite (Woman And Door)

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    Nicole Wermers (B. 1971)
    Buhuu Suite (Woman And Door)
    C-print, stainless steel clips and Plexiglas
    15 ¾ x 11 7/8 x 5/8in. (40 x 30 x 1.5cm.)
    Executed in 2011

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    Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2015, Nicole Wermers is fascinated by consumer culture and the psychology of public
    spaces. Executed in 2011, the Buhuu Suite is a series of photographs depicting sculptures on display in the Rococo chambers of the Musée Rodin in Paris. By capturing these objects from the perspective of a gallery visitor, Wermers invites the viewer to reconsider the rituals of display that are so deeply ingrained in museum culture. Each work is framed by a handmade stainless steel clip, initiating a dialogue between the historical busts and her own sculptural work. Born in Germany in 1971, Wermers has exhibited at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, and the Secession in Vienna. In 2013, she conceived a site-specific commission work for the redesigned cafe and members’ room at Tate Britain, London.

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    Herald St, London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007.


    London, Herald St, Nicole Wermers, 2011.
    London, Saatchi Gallery, Out of Focus: Photography, 2012 (illustrated in colour, unpaged).