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PROPERTY FROM A PRESTIGIOUS WEST COAST COLLECTION

Sterling Ruby
BC (4031)
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 225,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
606

PROPERTY FROM A PRESTIGIOUS WEST COAST COLLECTION

Sterling Ruby
BC (4031)
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 225,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Sterling Ruby
B. 1972
BC (4031)
signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated 12 on the reverse
fabric, paint, glue and bleached canvas on panel
126 by 96 in. 320 by 243.8 cm.
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Provenance

Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner in October 2013

Catalogue Note

“With my generation, it’s different. We were taught by great 80s artists, who focused on performance, conceptual practices, minimalism. Abstract Expressionism was not cool. Anything autobiographical was definitely off the agenda. We wound up coming out of art school with this desire to make something sincere, this need to make work with meaning, yet with the theory still guiltily echoing in our heads...Then I caught the whole DC punk scene. I saw Bad Brains and Black Flag. I think that’s where I began to understood that clothes could be an attitude, whether it was the local hunters in their camouflage and bright orange safety stripes or Henry Rollins on stage in just his gym shorts.”

Sterling Ruby 

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York