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Rob Pruitt
PANDA ALLEGORY (PYTHON)
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
564
Rob Pruitt
PANDA ALLEGORY (PYTHON)
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Rob Pruitt
B. 1965
PANDA ALLEGORY (PYTHON)
signed and dated 2014 on the overlap
acrylic and glitter on canvas
96 by 72 in. 243.8 by 182.9 cm.
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Provenance

Massimo de Carlo, Milan
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Sydney, Olsen Gallery, Rob Pruitt and Jonathan Horowitz: Recent Works, December 2016 - January 2017

Catalogue Note

"Pruitt is invested in the myth of the panda: as a symbol of our Anthropocene folly that results in the daily extinction of species, of the effete laziness of the stylized beast, of the beguiling tyranny of the precious, of the over-determined affective relations between man and animal. Held before us like some queer statue of a pieta, the cute panda induces guilt with the same potency it did over a decade ago: where in China a plush toy bear rolls off an assembly line in a factory where the real thing once rolled with glee among the bamboo trees. Perhaps, nothing is meant to last." Miciah Hussey in Exh. Cat., New York, Gavin Brown's enterprise, Rob Pruitt: The Last Panda, May 2013

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York