30 June - 1 July 2009,
Price realised USD 1,125
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
Robert Wilson (American, b. 1941)
signed with initials and dated 'RW 13/13' (on the left foot)
paper, pigment and pillow feathers
12 x 36 x 54 in. (30.4 x 91.4 x 137.1 cm.)
Executed in 1998. This work is number thirteen from an edition of thirteen.
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"If there ever was a fire in the house, this is the one thing I'd rush to save. Of course, I don't know how I would get to it to save it. That would be one complication. It is wonderful."
Betty Freeman, Betty Freeman: A Life for the Unknown, 2004.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Gift from the artist to the present owner, 1999.
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