• Post-War and Contemporary Afte auction at Christies

    Sale 2357

    Post-War and Contemporary Afternoon Session

    11 November 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 317

    Robert Irwin (b. 1928)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Robert Irwin (b. 1928)
    Untitled
    signed and dated 'Irwin 57-58' (lower center); signed and dated again 'Robert Irwin 57-58' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    46¼ x 51 in. (117.4 x 129.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1957-1958.


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    [The Ferus Gallery] was an incredibly nurturing situation and some quite spectacular things came out of it. Some people were nurtured by it in kind of a secondary way--Dennis Hopper and Frank Gehry, for instance, were very much a part of the dialogue we were having" (B. Irwin as quoted in K. McKenna, The Ferus Gallery, A Place to Begin, Göttingen, 2009, p. 236).

    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Dennis Hopper Collection


    Exhibited

    Paris, Centre National de la Cinématographie and Melourne, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood, October 2008-April 2010, p. 156 (illustrated).