Franz West (1947-2012)
acrylic and papier-mâché on iron base
45 5/8 x 15¾ x 4¾ in. (116 x 40 x 12 cm.)
Executed in 2004.
Galerie Konzett, Vienna
Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad
Acquired at the above by the present owner

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Lot Essay

“At first they were kind of an illusion, as though they were a joke on the collages. The collages are two-dimensional. They are out of life, in the dimension I inhabit, and I wanted objects in my life. My collages used color easily but my sculptures were white. Using color is like a musical composition, like songs, like a melody. I have been working in papier-mâché for many years. I came to this material because it’s cheap and easy to use. You can make it at home without too many complications. It doesn’t bleed. It doesn’t stink. And you can live with it without being afraid.”
- Franz West

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