Francis Alÿs (b. 1959)
Francis Alÿs (b. 1959)
Francis Alÿs (b. 1959)
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Francis Alÿs (b. 1959)

The Liar, The Copy of the Liar

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Francis Alÿs (b. 1959)
The Liar, The Copy of the Liar
(i) signed, signed by Martin Rodriguez, inscribed and dated 'MARTIN RODRIGUEZ FRANCIS ALŸS MEX. D. F. FEB 94' (on the reverse)
(ii) signed and dated 'Francis Alÿs 1994' (on the reverse)
(i) enamel on metal sheet
(ii) oil on canvas mounted on wood
(i) 28 x 20 ½in. (71 x 52.2cm.)
(ii) 8 5/8 x 6 ¾in. (22 x 17cm.)
each: Executed in 1994
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist in 1994.
Literature
C. Lampert, Francis Alÿs: The Prophet and the Fly, exh. cat., Zurich, Kunsthaus Zürich, 2003 (installation view of (ii) in Rue de l’Abbaye, Brussels illustrated in colour, p. 15, with incorrect date).
T. Vischer, Sign Painting Project - Francis Alÿs with Juan García, Emilio Rivera, Enrique Huerta, Basel 2011 ((i) illustrated in colour, p. 84, with incorrect dimensions and author, studio view of (i) illustrated in colour, on the cover).
C. Medina, R. Ferguson and J. Fisher, Francis Alÿs, London 2008 (studio view of (i) illustrated in colour, with incorrect dimensions and author).
Exhibited
Garza García, Galería Ramis Barquet, Francis Alÿs: The Liar, The Copy of the Liar, 1994, p. 24, no. 8-2 (studio view of (i) illustrated in colour, p. 25, with incorrect dimensions and author).
Brussels, Dolle Mol, 1994.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay

‘With Francis, his work can be a fable. It can be a poem, a rumour, an urban myth. It’s truly Utopian: ‘I’m going to Mexico City after the earthquake. I’m helping the world. I’m moving mountains.’’
– Klaus Biesenbach

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