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Alina Szapocznikow
FIANCÉE FOLLE MARIÉE
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
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183
Alina Szapocznikow
FIANCÉE FOLLE MARIÉE
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Alina Szapocznikow
1926 - 1973
FIANCÉE FOLLE MARIÉE
polyester resin, gauze and newspaper
8 1/4 by 18 7/8 by 7 1/8 in. 17.5 by 48 by 16 cm.
Executed in 1971.
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Provenance

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Brussels, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre; Los Angeles, Hammer Museum; Ohio, Wexner Center for the Arts; New York, Museum of Modern Art, Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972, September 2011- January 2013, pl. 8, p. 22, illustrated in color
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Alina Szapocznikow: Body Traces, February - May 2014

Catalogue Note

"Through casts of a human body, I attempt to preserve in translucent polystyrene the ephemeral moments of life, its paradoxes and its absurdity...I am convinced that among all of the manifestations of impermanence, the human body is the most fragile, the only source of all joy, of all pain and of all truth, and this is thanks to its ontological poverty, which is as inevitable as it is—at the level of consciousness—absolutely unacceptable."

Alina Szapocznikow

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