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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 100

    Louise Lawler (AMERICAN, B. 1947)

    Freud's Shirt

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    Louise Lawler (AMERICAN, B. 1947)
    Freud's Shirt
    cibachrome print
    14.5 x 13 cm.
    Executed in 2001-2003. This work is number forty-six from an edition of one hundred.

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    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

    The photographs of the conceptual artist Louise Lawler show a reflection on the presentation and marketing of art in private and public contexts: private collections, auction houses, art fairs, art storage, galleries, museums. Lawler frames the contexts that define art and the audiences' relationship to it. In doing so she appropriates well-known works of art with her "re-photographs" and she frames the ambiguities about the reception of artworks, that is the art's relationship to the inchoate economies of desire, exchange, prestige, gender and power. By marking the apparatus of the art system, her work is at once critical as well as part of the art system. Along with photography, she has created conceptual and installation art. Her work is represented in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Guggenheim Museum (New York), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), MOMA (New York), Kunstmuseum Basel (Basel) and Museum Boymans-van Beuningen (Rotterdam). Selected exhibitions include Whitney Biennial 2008, (New York), Documenta 12, Kassel (2007), P.S.1 MoMa, New York (2006), Kunstmuseum Basel (2005) and Sprüth Magers Lee, London (2007-2008). Her work A spot on the wall was exhibited in de Appel in 1995/1996.

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