• Sale 1107

    Post-War and Contemporary Art (Day Auction)

    14 February 2013, London, King Street

  • Lot 107

    Louise Lawler (b. 1947)

    Happy New Year

    Price Realised  

    Louise Lawler (b. 1947)
    Happy New Year
    signed and numbered 'Louise A. Lawler 1/5' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print
    40¼ x 52 3/8in. (102.3 x 133.2cm.)
    Executed in 1991, this work is number one from an edition of five


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    'Lawler's photographs subtly operate on the borderline between high art and kitsch: when clichés suddenly become authentic and vice versa; or when aggressiveness and moments of shock turn into humor and parody'.
    (A. Hochdörfer, quoted in H. Molesworth, 'Louise Lawler: Just the Facts', Twice Untitled and Other Pictures (looking back), exh. cat., Wexner Centre for the Arts, Ohio 2006, p. 143).

    Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York.
    Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris.
    Anon. sale, Phillips de Pury New York, 9 November 2004, lot 115.
    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

    Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, 1993, no. 316. This exhibition later travelled to Helsinki, Museum of Contemporary Art.