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Simone Leigh
DECATUR (COBALT)
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 337,500 USD
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201
Simone Leigh
DECATUR (COBALT)
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 337,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Simone Leigh
B. 1967
DECATUR (COBALT)
terracotta, porcelain, cobalt and epoxy
23 by 9 by 8 in. 58.4 by 22.9 by 20.3 cm.
Executed in 2015.
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Provenance

Tilton Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in April 2015

Exhibited

New York, Tilton Gallery, Simone Leigh: Moulting, March - April 2015

Catalogue Note

"Though without eyes, they are not without affect. How many emotions can be read from the tilt of a chin, the slope of a nose, and the many varieties of coiffure styled from hundreds of miniature hand-rolled porcelain rosettes? Sometimes they have no face [...] maybe they have seen too much. Perhaps through their unseeing eyes we might comprehend the riddle of private and public and publics winding across Leigh's multiple arenas of engagement. Perhaps it is a riddle Leigh answers as easily as she sometimes offers an entry and elsewhere seals it up." Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, "Simone Leigh: For Her Own Pleasure and Edification" in: Exh. Cat., New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Hugo Boss Prize 2018: Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat, 2019, n.p.

Contemporary Curated

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New York