425
425
Danh Vo
COCA-COLA
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 225,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
425
Danh Vo
COCA-COLA
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 225,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Danh Vo
B. 1975
COCA-COLA
gold leaf on cardboard
17 3/4 by 50 in. 34.2 by 127 cm.
weight: 320 grams
Executed in 2011. 
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Provenance

Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"Vo's interest in both the instrumentalization of economic lures for colonial purposes and the circulation of artworks as commodities is most clearly engaged in an ongoing series in which he collects discarded cardboard boxes and ships them to Bangkok to be gilded by artisans who more typically apply their craft to local temples or devotional objects. Every printed mark on the boxes, whether logos, taglines, or unit measurements, is rearticulated with shimmering gold leaf...sitting directly on the gallery floor, or splayed into two-dimensional wall pieces, these works might summon Warhol's branded boxes or Rauschenberg's Cardboards series."

Katherine Brinson in Exh. Cat., New York, Guggenheim Museum, Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away, p. XXXIV

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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