• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 1107

    Post-War and Contemporary Art (Day Auction)

    14 February 2013, London, King Street

  • Lot 104

    Sherrie Levine (b. 1947)

    Thin Stripe #12

    Price Realised  

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    Sherrie Levine (b. 1947)
    Thin Stripe #12
    signed and dated 'Sherrie Levine 1986 #12' (on the reverse)
    casein and wax on mahogany
    24 x 20in. (61 x 50.8cm.)
    Executed in 1986


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    'A work of art. Something you experience in a visceral sense, because I believe that intellectual experiences are stronger when related to sensual experiences, a sense of the world. I sometimes paraphrase Lawrence Weiner on this; he said that he wanted to make art that throws you back on the physical world, that makes you think about your relationship to the physical world. I think that's a wonderful way to think about artmaking'.
    (S. Levine, quoted in 'Sherrie Levine', Journal of Contemporary Art, reproduced at: http://www.jcaonline.com/slevine.html).

    Provenance

    Donald Young Gallery, Chicago.
    Baskerville & Watson, New York.
    Thea Westreich Associates, New York.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's New York, 3 May 1995, lot 95.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    IMAGINATION BECOMES REALITY
    A SELECTION OF WORKS FROM THE GOETZ COLLECTION SOLD TO BENEFIT CHARITY PROJECTS


    Exhibited

    Barcelona, Fundació Caixa de Pensiones Cultural Centre, Art and Its Double. A New York Perspective, 1986-1987. This exhibition later travelled to Madrid, Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundación "La Caixa" de Pensiones.
    Hamburg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Emotion - Young British and American Art from the Goetz Collection, 1998-1999.