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Jaume Plensa
SELF PORTRAIT WITH TREE
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PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

Jaume Plensa
SELF PORTRAIT WITH TREE
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jaume Plensa
B. 1955
SELF PORTRAIT WITH TREE
incised with the artists initials and numbered 5-5
bronze
79 by 50 by 70cm.; 31 by 19 3/4 by 27 1/2 in.
Executed in 2007, this work is number 5 from an edition of 5.
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Provenance

Courtesy of the artist and Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago

Literature

Exhibition Catalogue, Nice, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain; Valencia, Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Jaume Plensa, 2007-08, n.p., another example illustrated

Catalogue Note

Image: Courtesy of Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago

"[The letters in my sculpture] are completely random. I wanted to take the biological part of the text, the cell. One letter is like a cell. But with another it can compose a word, a word becomes a text, a text with a text becomes a culture. It's like our body, the little cells can compose something more complex, which is our body. Also very similar is a metaphor of a community, a single person seems nothing, but together with another person could make a family. A family with a family could make a neighborhood, a city, a country, a continent. It's a collage of small elements to make something bigger."

Jaume Plensa in conversation with Robert Michael Poole, Blouin Artinfo, 1 December 2014

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