Gary Simmons (b. 1964)
Property of a Distinguished New York Collector
Gary Simmons (b. 1964)

Ghoster #26

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Gary Simmons (b. 1964)
Ghoster #26
signed, titled and dated twice 'ghoster #26, 1996 Gary Simmons 96' (on the reverse)
chalkboard paint and chalk on paper
30 x 22 ¼ in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm.)
Executed in 1996.
Provenance
Metro Pictures, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Exhibited
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; SITE Santa Fe and Harlem, The Studio Museum, Gary Simmons, February 2002-January 2003, pp. 17-18 (illustrated).

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Lot Essay


"In street slang "ghost" is to disappear...this slang meaning reinforces Simmons's continuing consciousness of the ideology of disappearance as a critical factor in his work. Ghoster pictures a roller coaster, not of the current Six-flags variety, but an old-fashioned roller coaster similar to what one might have been able to ride at Coney Island during its heyday."
— (T. Golden, "Sonic Boom,” Gary Simmons, exh. cat., Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002, p. 16.)
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