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    Sale 11960

    First Open | London

    14 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 63

    Christian Marclay (B. 1955)

    Breathless II

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Christian Marclay (B. 1955)
    Breathless II
    plastic recorder
    12 ¾ x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8in. (32.5 x 3 x 3cm.)
    Executed in 2000


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    ‘... there is something uncanny yet strangely seductive about [Marclay’s] recreation and reanimation of trumpets and tubas, accordions and guitars, violins and recorders as unplayable sculptural forms’ (J. González).

    Provenance

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2010.


    Post Lot Text

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