Lot 112
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MENASHE KADISHMAN | The Forest

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
50,000 USD
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Description

  • Menashe Kadishman
  • The Forest
  • aluminum panels, in 19 parts 
  • 72 x 36 inches

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Menashe Kadishman was an important exponent in the late 1960s and early 1970s of the Environmental Art or Land Art movement. A friend of Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Christo, his seminal work The Forest presaged Christo’s Gates in Central Park by some thirty five years.

 

“Kadishman attached rectangular yellow metal plates to stems of trees in order to create 'a forest within a forest' as he has put it. The organic forms, the eucalyptus trees and the man-made angular technological forms, intermingled to define 'an artistic space' within the given space of nature. The straight-angled metal plates painted in industrially pigmented yellow seemed as if they had come out of a Mondrian painting in order to hover in three dimensions within the colors of nature.”  (Amnon Barzel, "From Art to Nature-as-Art,” in Jacob Baal-Teshuva,Ed., Menashe Kadishman, 2008, p. 54)

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