446
446

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BLAKE BYRNE

Thomas Houseago
SQUATTING MAN
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
446

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BLAKE BYRNE

Thomas Houseago
SQUATTING MAN
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Thomas Houseago
B. 1972
SQUATTING MAN
plaster, hemp, iron rebar, wood and graphite
57 1/2 by 55 3/4 by 25 in. 146.1 by 141.6 by 63.5 cm.
Executed in 2005. 
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Provenance

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner in August 2005

Exhibited

Durham, Duke University, Nasher Museum of Art; Columbus, The Ohio State University, Urban Arts Space; New York, Columbia University, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery; Portland, Lewis & Clark College, Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Open this End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, February 2015 - December 2016, pl. 72, pp. 110-111, illustrated in color

Literature

Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, "Figuratively Speaking: A Conversation with Thomas Houseago," Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 9, November 2010, online, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"My main concern is to capture a kind of reality so that the pieces take on an energy or life. The end result of their appearance is very much secondary. I think you could say that all faces in sculptures are to some extent masks...They reflect a truth about the face and its expressions. Often the most stylized or seemingly fantastical representations of the face feel the most realistic."

Thomas Houseago

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York