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    Sale 2050

    Post-War & Contemporary Afternoon Sale

    13 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 336

    Sherrie Levine (b. 1947)

    Fountain (After Marcel Duchamp)

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    Sherrie Levine (b. 1947)
    Fountain (After Marcel Duchamp)
    stamped with the artist's initials and numbered 'SL 5/6' (on the underside)
    26 x 14½ x 14 in. (66.1 x 36.8 x 35.6 cm.)
    Executed in 1991. This work is number five from an edition of six.

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    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Distinguished American Collection


    E. Hayt-Atkins, "Sherrie Levine," Reviews & Previews, May 1991, and Galeries Magazine, May-June 1991 (illustrated).
    Meymac, Abbaye Saint-Andri, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Aspects de l'Art du XX sicle--L'Oeuvre Re-Produite, August-December 1991, p. 37 (illustrated).
    J. Siegel, "Uncanny Repetition, Sherrie Levine's Multiple Originals," ARTS Magazine, September 1991, p. 33 (illustrated).
    J. Decter, "Sherrie Levine," Flash Art, International edition, October 1991, p. 137 (illustrated).
    K. Johnson, "Sherrie Levine," Art in America, New York October 1991, p. 145 (illustrated).
    D. Salvioni, "The Transgressions of Sherrie Levine," Parkett, June 1992, pp. 85-97, no. 32 (illustrated).
    H. Legros, "Sherrie Levine rend ses copies," Beaux Arts, July-August 1992, p. 100 (illustrated).
    D. Waldman, Collage, Assemblage, and the Found Object, London 1992, p.315, no. 397 (illustrated).
    D. Ottinger, "Marcel Duchamp: rvolution ou sabotage?" Beaux Arts, March 1993, p. 86 (illustrated).
    R. Krauss, "Images and Words," Art Press, Paris September 1993, p. E21 (illustrated).
    Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Rudiments d'un musie possible I, Geneva 1994 (illustrated).
    P. Clothier, "Living With Art," Art News, New York, February 1995, p. 82 (illustrated).


    New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Sherrie Levine, Fountain, May-June 1991 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
    Kunsthalle Zurich; Munster, Westfläsches Landesmuseum; Malmö, Rooseum-Center for Contemporary Art, and Paris, Hôtel des Arts, Sherrie Levine, November 1991-August 1992, n.n. (illustrated, another example exhibited).
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Portikus Frankfurt am Main, Sherrie Levine: Newborn, October 1993-February 1994, (illustrated, another example exhibited).
    Rouen, Grande Galerie de l'Ecole Régionale des Beaux Arts, "Et qui libre?" Hommage á Marcel Duchamp, May-June 1994 (another example exhibited).
    San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art; Guadalajara, Museo de las Artes and Instituto Cultural Cabñas; Monterrey, Museo Contemporaneo de Arte; Santiago de Compostela, Iglesia San Domingos de Bonaval; Seville, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporanea and Granada, Instituto de América, Centro Damián Bayón, Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, June 1998-May 2001 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
    London, Simon Lee Gallery and New York, Nyehaus, Sherrie Levine, June-August 2007 (illustrated, another example exhibited).