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Tony Cragg (b. 1949)
Hollow Columns
incised with the artist's signature and dated 'Tony Cragg 2009' (lower edge of the shorter element)
stainless steel on metal base
43 ¼ x 14 ½ x 19 ¼ in. (110 x 37 x 49 cm.)
Executed in 2009. This work is one of six unique variations.
Lisson Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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“There’s an idea that sculpture is something solid and static, and that it’s a frozen moment of time; it’s like the sculpture is a memory in its own way. Sculpture is relatively solid, for the main part, but so is our everyday material reality… although the world looks very solid, actually it’s incomplete–it’s totally flowing the whole time. However, looking at sculpture somehow the world can suddenly fix up again.” (Tony Cragg, quoted in interview by Jon Wood in Tony Cragg, familiae, exh. cat., Neues Museum Nürnberg, Neurnberg, 2005, p. 54).

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