24 June 2004
Juan Muñoz (1953-2001)
welded steel with switchblade
34 x 34½ x 17¼in. (86.2 x 87.6 x 43.6cm.)
Executed in 1988
Private Collection, New York.
Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 6 May 1992, lot 227.
Private Collection, California.
London Projects, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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'A conversation, September 1996 between Juan Muñoz and James Lingwood', in Juan Muñoz, Monologues & Dialogues, exh. cat., Palacio Veláquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 1996, pp. 40-41.
"Works such as an empty balcony were dealing with the absence of the human figure. But I wanted to make a work that stands between two positions-between doing nothing and watching, and passing by and being watched." (Juan Muñoz quoted in Juan Muñoz, Monologues & Dialogues, exh. cat., Palacio Velázquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 1996, p. 64).
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