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SPENCER FINCH | New York Boogie Woogie (Times Square, April 27, 2003, 10:07 PM)

20,000 - 30,000 USD
68,750 USD
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  • Spencer Finch
  • New York Boogie Woogie (Times Square, April 27, 2003, 10:07 PM)
  • fluorescent lights with fixtures and filters, in 21 parts
  • 96 x 96 in.; 243.8 x 243.8 cm
  • Executed in 2005.


Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006


Exh. Cat., North Adams, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Spencer Finch: What Time is it on the Sun?, 2007, pp. 184-185illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

Because he often uses light and color as his primary tools, it’s easy to place Mr. Finch among artists like James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson. But while Mr. Turrell’s goal is to illuminate light’s transcendent qualities, and Mr. Eliasson’s is to emphasize humanity’s place in nature’s construction, Mr. Finch wants to replicate, through scientific means, his experience of light and color in a specific place and at a specific time. Roberta Smith, "Trying to Capture a Trick of Light, a Tug of Memory," The New York Times, 19 June 2007