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ENVISIONING THE FIGURE: WORKS FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Sherrie Levine
FALSE GOD
Estimate
350,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 435,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
481

ENVISIONING THE FIGURE: WORKS FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Sherrie Levine
FALSE GOD
Estimate
350,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 435,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Sherrie Levine
B. 1947
FALSE GOD
cast bronze
25 1/2 by 26 by 12 in. 64.8 by 66 by 30.5 cm.
Executed in 2007, this work is number 3 from an edition of 12. 
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Provenance

Paula Cooper Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Paula Cooper Gallery, Sherrie Levine, April - May 2007 (another example exhibited)
London, Simon Lee Gallery, Sherrie Levine, May - July 2009 (another example exhibited)
New York, Mary Boone Gallery, A Tribute to Ron Warren, September - October 2009 (another example exhibited)
Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange, Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Sherrie Levine: Pairs and Posses, October 2010 - February 2011, pp. 72-73 and 82, no. 15 (another example exhibited)
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Sherrie Levine: Mayhem, November 2011 -January 2012, pp. 142 - 143 and 191 (another example exhibited)
Brussels, Riva Project, Selected Sculptures, April 2015 (another example exhibited)

Catalogue Note

“I try to make art which celebrates doubt and uncertainty. Which provokes answers but doesn’t give them. Which withholds absolute meaning by incorporating parasite meanings. Which suspends meaning while perpetually dispatching you toward interpretation, urging you beyond dogmatism, beyond doctrine, beyond ideology, beyond authority.” Sherrie Levine

“Levine once said her work is just ‘questions –  that’s all.’ But they’re not asked passively or compassionately: they operate in blind spots, are aggressive, roguishly discursive, buffeting. Hers is an art of enigmatic exile, memory traces of things that might be, withdrawal. At the Whitney is a bronze sculpture of what looks like a calf’s skeleton –  but look close and you’ll see it has two spines and two heads. That’s what I see here: Things spontaneously self-replicate, split, fissure, fracture and multiply into beings in one body with more than one mind, organizing themselves to survive.”

Jerry Saltz, “Sherrie Levine: It’s Payback Time,” in New York Magazine, 10 November 2011

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