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    Sale 5837

    Post-War & Contemporary Art

    30 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 205

    Marc Bijl (b. 1973)

    Porn

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Marc Bijl (b. 1973)
    Porn
    wood, cardboard and epoxypaint
    79 x 47¼ x 31½in. (207 x 120 x 80cm.)
    Executed in 2002, this work is number three from an edition of three


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    Provenance

    The Breeder, Athens.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Marc Bijl is a leading proponent of a hardcore aesthetic which is provocative and interventionist at the same time. A John Osborne-like angry young man, he belongs to the new generation of creative artists who have risen alongside the no-global movements of the late 1990's and early 2000's. Employing a Sex Pistols-style and admitting his debt to 70's counterculture, his imagery is involved with the illegal practices of social activism and with the strategies of urban guerrillas.
    (M. Scotini, Prague Biennale1, praguebiennale.org, 2003).