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Willie Cole (b. 1955)
Willie Cole (b. 1955)

Untitled (Skull) I

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Willie Cole (b. 1955)
Untitled (Skull) I
three Proctor Silex irons
13.5 x 26 x 18 cm.
Executed in 1992
Provenance
Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by Piet and Ida Sanders in 1993.
Exhibited
Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Collectie Piet en Ida Sanders. Leven met kunst, 30 June-21 October 2012.

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Lot Essay

'Professor Sanders always showed up at my studio with my dealer on his way to the airport. I remember once when I thought I was on to something new and original by burning holes completely through canvas with a hot iron, Prof. Sanders unintentionally threw me for a loop one day when he smiled and said with enthusiasm "a lot of artists are doing that now." I wasn't sure what he meant but I immediately stopped burning holes all the way through canvas and found something new to do. Then on his next visit a year later he showed his support by buying my "new" thing: sculptures made from high heel shoes, but to my surprise still supported my old thing; scorched canvases and steam iron assemblages.'

Willie Cole
December 2012

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