Mona Hatoum (b. 1952)
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Mona Hatoum (b. 1952)

Untitled (Wheelchair)

Details
Mona Hatoum (b. 1952)
Untitled (Wheelchair)
incised with number '2/3' (on the underside of the left arm rest)
stainless steel and rubber
38½ x 19½ x 29in. (97.9 x 49.5 x 73.6cm.)
Executed in 1998, this work is number two from an edition of three
Provenance
White Cube, London.
Private Collection, United States.
Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 13 November 2008, lot 428.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
Mona Hatoum, exh. cat., Thiers, Le Creux de l'Enfer: Centre d'Art Contemporain, 1999 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, unpaged).
Exhibited
Milan, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Mona Hatoum, 1999 (another from the edition exhibited, illustrated in colour, p. 33).
London, Tate Britain, Mona Hatoum: The Entire World as a Foreign Land, 2000 (another from the edition exhibited, illustrated in colour, p. 14).
Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Mona Hatoum, 2004 (another from the edition exhibited, illustrated in colour, p. 31). This exhibition later travelled to Bonn, Kunstmuseum Bonn.
Munich, Sammlung Goetz, Mona Hatoum, 2011 (detail illustrated in colour, p. 18; illustrated in colour, p. 19).
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Lot Essay

Another work from the edition is in the collection of Tate Gallery, London.

Shocking and brave on several levels, Untitled (wheelchair), speaks to the universal human condition, and is therefore able to transcend cultural boundaries. Reminding us of the unpleasant, unrelenting aspects of society, Untitled (wheelchair), is a sensory, physical experience of a unique artistic perspective of the world, one whose formal idiom combines Arabic and European systems of signs into aesthetic unity. Hatoum's work responds to themes of displacement and anxiety which take root from the artist's experience of living first in Lebanon and later in Britain. As Hatoum has said: 'I want the work in the first instance to have a strong formal presence, and through the physical experience to activate a psychological and emotional response'.
(M. Hatoum, quoted in Mona Hatoum, exh. cat., Sammlung Goetz, Munich 2011, back cover).

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