Lot 157
  • 157

Wim Delvoye

50,000 - 70,000 GBP
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  • Wim Delvoye
  • April, Vitrail
  • glass, lead and lights in metal frame
  • Executed in 2000-2001.


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.”


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