Lot 103
  • 103

Franz West

50,000 - 70,000 GBP
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  • Franz West
  • Attraktor
  • oil on papier-maché and steel base


Kunsthalle Basel, Charity Auction, 12 September 1997 (donated by the artist)
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"[Franz West] places the ambiguity of perception at the centre of his sculptural works. They can be many things at once, from a reworked object to a deformed head, a sexual metaphor... This conscious, improvised game using the indistinctness of optical impressions made by the objects leads to the many different layers of content, of ontological and existential associations, which lend West's sculptures their strength and excitement."
Robert Fleck
Franz West, London 1999, p. 44