579
579
Urs Fischer
6 1/2 DOMESTIC PAIRS PROJECT – LAMPE
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
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579
Urs Fischer
6 1/2 DOMESTIC PAIRS PROJECT – LAMPE
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Urs Fischer
B. 1973
6 1/2 DOMESTIC PAIRS PROJECT – LAMPE
cast aluminum, black enamel, light bulb and electric cable
78 3/4 by 29 1/2 by 51 1/8 in. 200 by 75 by 130 cm.
Executed in 2000-2005, this work is the artist's proof from an edition of 2, plus 1 artist's proof. 
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and dated Zürich, 11 Nov. 2005.

Provenance

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, New Museum, Urs Fischer: Shovel in a Hole, October 2009 - January 2010, p. 217, illustrated (another example exhibited)

Literature

Urs Fischer, Beatrix Ruf and Dominic van den Boogerd, Urs Fischer Time Waste. Radio-Cookie und kaum Zeit, kaum Rat, Glarus 2000, p. 93, illustrated in color
Mirjam Varadinis, Jorg Heiser and Bruce Hainley, Urs Fischer: Kir Royal, Zurich 2004, p. 41, illustrated in color
Wayne Tunnicliffe, Ed., John Kaldor Family Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 2011, p. 305, illustrated in color (another example illustrated)

Catalogue Note

"6 1/2 Domestic Pairs Project—Lampe, appears both homemade and unhomely; [it is] raw, heavy and dysfunctional. A looming black rendition of a household light, Lampe is unstable on its tripartite legs, threatening to fall over. It is taller than the viewer, a distortion of scale that introduces a note of surrealism. The entire form is glazed in a layer of thick black paint, which works against the inherent purpose of a lamp—namely, to illuminate a domestic space. The opaque paint cancels the light emanating from the bulb inside. Rather than a soft glow mediated by fabric, it casts a square of stark white light on the floor: this is an object that defeats its own purpose."

Machushla Robinson, "The Future Now" in Exh. Cat., Art Gallery of New South Wales, John Kaldor Family Collection, 2011, p. 304

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