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Ryan Trecartin (B. 1981)
Ryan Trecartin (B. 1981)

Vicky Veterinarian

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Ryan Trecartin (B. 1981)
Vicky Veterinarian
mixed media
43 x 37 x 23 in. (109.2 x 94 x 58.4 cm.)
Executed in 2006. This work was fabricated by Brian McKelligott for the exhibition I Smell Pregnant by Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin.
Provenance
Elizabeth Dee, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, exh. cat., London, Saachti Gallery, 2000, pp. 90 and 91 (illustrated in color).
E. Booth-Clibborn, ed., The History of the Saatchi Gallery, London, 2011, p. 686 (illustrated in color).
Exhibited
London, Royal Academy of Art, USA Today: New American Art from The Saatchi Gallery, October-November 2006, p. 366 (illustrated in color).
Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville, Any Ever, October 2011-January 2012.
Sale Room Notice
Please note this work was fabricated by Brian McKelligott for the exhibition I Smell Pregnant by Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin. It was exhibited in the exhibition Any Ever that took place at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville in Paris from October 2011-January 2012.

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Lot Essay

“We consume and consume and puke, more than fetishize the objects and information we use.” Ryan Trecartin explains, “We don’t act inside or outside of consumer culture, entertainment, or art culture, we consume and translate, we’re a by-product of it.” Each of Ryan Trecartin’s figurative sculptures read like TV sitcom characters gone terribly awry, horrible casualties of media overindulgence. Typecast and too familiar, their physical oddities become gleeful jibes at their dumb and predictable expectation, like the result of a satirical writer taking revenge on his popular creations. Despite the initial revulsion, there’s the overwhelming urge to cheer as Vicki Veterinarian (made by Brian McKelligott), a Pet Rescue do-gooder, laughs with thin-veiled chagrin as she’s penetrated by her own pussy. (http://www.saatchigallery.com/artists/ryan_trecartin.htm)

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