Contemporary Art | New York

Contemporary Art | New York

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 259. JOSEPH KOSUTH | NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (ORWELL) #2.

Works to Benefit The Watermill Center


Lot Closed

July 17, 04:06 PM GMT


35,000 - 45,000 USD

Lot Details


Works to Benefit The Watermill Center


b. 1945


cobalt blue neon mounted directly on the wall

Executed in 2018, this work is unique. 

7 by 38 5/8 inches (17.8 x 98.1 cm)

Please note that this work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity.

Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly

“What is the nature of making art? If it is not simply about fashioning forms and colours, then it has to do with the production of meaning. My practice is based on that assumption.”

Joseph Kosuth, quoted in Stuart Morgan, “Art as Idea as Idea,” Frieze 16, May 1994, p. 24

Sotheby’s is excited to announce a curated grouping of artworks to benefit the Watermill Center. The Watermill Center is a laboratory for the arts and humanities, established in 1990 in Water Mill, New York, by theater artist Robert Wilson. For 30 years, Watermill has been a site for artist residencies, exhibitions, and education, with a focus on emerging international artists. In 2016, The Watermill Center initiated the Inga Maren Otto Fellowship, which includes among its alumni: Carrie Mae Weems, Tania Bruguera, Shaun Gladwell, Anne Carson, and Barthelemy Toguo. The Watermill Center welcomes over 200 artists for residencies each year, and offers free educational programming to students from the local communities of Long Island. The Center's research library, art collection, and gardens are free and open to the public.