• Sale 2557

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

    8 May 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    Sherrie Levine (b. 1947)

    Fountain (After Marcel Duchamp)

    Price Realised  

    Sherrie Levine (b. 1947)
    Fountain (After Marcel Duchamp)
    incised with initials and numbered 'SL 2/6' (on the underside)
    bronze
    15 x 25 x 15 in. (37.9 x 63.2 x 37.9 cm.)
    Executed in 1991. This work is number two from an edition of six.


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    "The high-polish on the cast urinal makes it an incredibly hot object. I was interested in making references to Brancusi and Arp as well as Duchamp"--Sherrie Levine


    Provenance

    Mary Boone Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1991


    Literature

    E. Hayt-Atkins, "Sherrie Levine," Reviews and Previews, May 1991 and Galeries Magazine, May 1991, p. 104 (another example illustrated).
    J. Decter, "Sherrie Levine," Flash Art International, October 1991, p. 137 (another example illustrated).
    J. Siegel, "Uncanny Repetition, Sherrie Levine's Multiple Originals," ARTS magazine, September 1991, p. 33 (another example exhibited).
    K. Johnson, "Sherrie Levine," Art in America, October 1991, p. 145 (another example illustrated in color).
    Aspects de l'Art du XXme sicle-L'Oeuvre Re-Produite, exh. cat., Maymac, Abbaye Saint André-Centre d'Art Contemporain, 1991, p. 37 (another example illustrated in color).
    D. Salvioni, "The Transgressions of Sherrie Levine," Parkett, #32, June 1992, pp. 85-87 (another example illustrated in color).
    H. Legros, "Sherrie Levine rend ses copies," Beaux-Arts, July-August 1992, p. 100 (another example illustrated in color).
    D. Waldman, Collage, Assemblage, and the Found Object, London 1992, no. 397, p. 315 (another example illustrated in color).
    D. Ottinger, "Marcel Duchamp: revolution ou sabotage?," Beaux-Arts, March 1993, p. 86 (another example illustrated in color).
    J.-M. Ribettes, "Untitled," Galeries Magazine, April-May 1993, p. 93 (another example illustrated in color).
    R. Krauss, "Images and Words," Art Press, September 1993, p. E21, (another example illustrated in color).
    P. Clothier, "Living with Art," Artnews, February 1995, p. 82 (another example illustrated in color).
    S. Bocola, Timelines, L'Art moderne 1870-2000, 2001, p. 145, no. 867 (another example illustrated in color).
    Sherrie Levine, Pairs and Posses, exh. cat., Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange, October 2010-February 2011, p. 18 (another example illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Sherrie Levine, Fountain, May-June 1991, p. 11 (another example illustrated in color and on the cover).
    Zurich, Kunsthalle; Munster, Westfúlisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte; Malmö, Roseu--Center for Contemporary Art and Paris, Hotel des Arts, Sherrie Levine, November 1991-August 1992 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).
    Philadelphia Museum of Art and Frankfurt, Portikus, Sherrie Levine, Newborn, October 1993-February 1994, p. 13, no. 4 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).
    Rouen, Grande Galerie de l'Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts, "Et qui libre?"--Hommage à Marcel Duchamp, May-June 1994.
    Geneva, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, MAMCO, Rudiments d'un musée possible I, September-February 1995.
    San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art; Guadalajara, Museo de las Artes and Instituto Cultural Cabñas; Monterrey, Museo Contemporaneo de Arte; Santiago de Compostela, Iglesia San Domingos de Bonaval; Seville, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporanea and Granada, Instituto de Amèrica, Centro Damián Bayón, Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, June 1998-May 2001 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).
    London, Simon Lee Gallery and New York, Nyehaus Gallery, Sherrie Levine, June- October 2007, p. 15 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).
    Geneva, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, MAMCO, Prsentation des Collections, May 2008-September 2009.
    Lausanne, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Incongru. Quand l'art fait rire, October 2011-January 2012, p. 166 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).
    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Sherrie Levine: Mayhem, November 2011-January 2012 pp. 108-109 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).