Lot 558
  • 558

Peter Halley

80,000 - 120,000 USD
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  • Peter Halley
  • The Moment Passed
  • Day-glo acrylic and Roll-A-Tex on canvas, in two parts
  • overall: 97 3/4 by 95 in. 248.3 by 241.3 cm.
  • Executed in 1989.


Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica
Collection of Douglas S. Cramer (acquired from the above in January 1990)


New York, Sonnabend Gallery, Peter Halley: Recent Paintings, 1989
Santa Monica, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Peter Halley, 1990
Bordeux, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, Peter Halley: Works from 1982 - 1991, December 1991 - February 1992, p. 63, illustrated in color


Cory Reynolds, ed., Peter Halley: Maintain Speed, New York, 2000, p. 128, illustrated in color (exhibition view from Weinberg Gallery, 1990), p. 129, illustrated in color (exhibition view from Sonnabend Gallery, 1989); p. 203, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

When I came to New York in 1980, the paramount issue in my work became the effort to come to terms with alienation, the isolation, but also the stimulation engineered by this huge urban environment... The more I thought about alienation, the more I thought about telephones, televisions, electricity, things zipping in and out of isolated spaces, and so I felt I had to depict the support system that these isolated cells had.

- Peter Halley, 1988