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Mike Bidlo
THE DREAM
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 73,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
24
Mike Bidlo
THE DREAM
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 73,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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New York

Mike Bidlo
B. 1954
THE DREAM
signed Bidlo, dated 1932 and 1987 and inscribed NYC on the reverse
oil on canvas, unframed
51 by 38 in.
129.5 by 96.5 cm.
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Provenance

Leo Castelli, New York
Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich

Exhibited

New York, Leo Castelli, Mike Bidlo, Picasso's Women 1901-71, January 9 - 31, 1988

Catalogue Note

Appropriations, fakes, copies, reproductions - Bidlo's admirers insist his works are none of these.  Quite where they do fit in the originality spectrum, is the question which kindles our interest.  Inadvertently, the present work recently obtained additional distinction when the original on which it is based, Picasso's 1932 La Rêve, suffered a well-publicized, accidental assault at the hands (elbow, to be specific) of its owner, Las Vegas entrepeneur Steve Wynn, resulting in damage to the work which is not of course reflected in Bidlo's version.  One wonders how this change to the original affects the present work's relation to it.

Contemporary Art

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New York