112
112
Menashe Kadishman
THE FOREST
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
112
Menashe Kadishman
THE FOREST
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

TO LIVE WITH ART: Property from the Jerome & Ellen Stern Collection

|
New York

Menashe Kadishman
1932 - 2015
THE FOREST
aluminum panels, in 19 parts 
Each: 72 by 36 in. 183 by 91.4 cm.
Overall: dimensions variable
Executed in 1970.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

This work is being offered for sale from the catalogue. Prospective buyers may contact Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department with inquiries or for an appointment to view the work.

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)

TO LIVE WITH ART: Property from the Jerome & Ellen Stern Collection

|
New York