Lot 157
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Wim Delvoye

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
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Description

  • Wim Delvoye
  • April, Vitrail
  • glass, lead and lights in metal frame
  • Executed in 2000-2001.

Provenance

Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“Indeed, in the end, one must concede that there is a religious dimension to Delvoye’s work — a fact the artist seems prepared to admit (…) Their imagery derives from x-rays of the body (ours and those of animals), with special attention paid to sex, shit, and the parts of the body they implicate. Certainly, from a Christian point of view, such imagery is irreverent and deliberately at odds with an implied religious context. But if one considers such topics from a secular perspective, it is possible to see among them a shared interest in the idea of transgression and contamination. After all, sex is an activity in which the body is invaded and transgressed, often to ecstatic effect.”

ISABELLE LORING WALLACE

Suppositions: The Art of Wim Delvoye, Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku 2015, p. 75

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