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    Sale 7706

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    12 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 177

    Cornelia Parker (b. 1956)

    Thirty Pieces of Silver (exhaled)--Hip Flask

    Price Realised  

    Cornelia Parker (b. 1956)
    Thirty Pieces of Silver (exhaled)--Hip Flask
    thirty crushed silver plated objects
    43 1/3in. (110cm.) diameter
    Executed in 2008


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    "I like to take man-made objects and push them to the point where they almost lose their reference, so that they become something else, take on other alliances (Parker, quoted on www.egs.edu/faculty/parker-resources.html, December 4, 2008).

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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.