• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 1107

    Post-War and Contemporary Art (Day Auction)

    14 February 2013, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    Robert Gober (b. 1954)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Robert Gober (b. 1954)
    Untitled
    cardboard, acrylic and adhesive tape
    2½ x 3 3/8 x 3¾in. (6.4 x 8 x 9.5cm.)
    Executed in 1996


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    'The sculptures are imitations of models that are recreated from scratch. They are developed in countless operations and produced using elaborate methods. Gober likes to provide information about the process of creating the works, about sources and techniques, problems and solutions, and thus emphatically direct attention away from that which is depicted to the individuality of the sculptures.'
    (T. Vischer, in Robert Gober. Sculptures and Installations 1979-2007, exh. cat., Schaulager Basel, Basel 2007, p. 12).

    Provenance

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner on 1997.


    Pre-Lot Text

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


    Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Robert Gober, 1997 (installation view illustrated in colour, p. 19).