• First Open Post-War and Contem auction at Christies

    Sale 2191

    First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art

    23 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 63

    Thomas Skomski (b. 1948)

    Ian's Filter

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    Thomas Skomski (b. 1948)
    Ian's Filter
    Glass, aluminum, water, Plexiglas
    18 x 11 x 8 in. (45.7 x 27.9 x 20.3 cm.)
    Executed in 2005.


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    "Skomski is not a formalist in any sense of the word, but if we compare him to Peter Halley, another artist of his generation whose work depicts states of confinement, it becomes clear that Skomski's interests are inherently more metaphysical than sociopolitical, and that this aspect is crucial to establishing the originality of his artistic position" (Dan Cameron, "Internal Dilemmas, Common Concerns: Notes on Recent Work by Thomas Skomski", Thomas Skomski, 1990, p. 36).

    Provenance

    Pascal de Sarthe Fine Art, Paradise Valley
    Private collection, Phoenix