Contemporary Art | New York

Contemporary Art | New York

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Works to Benefit The Watermill Center


Lot Closed

July 17, 04:08 PM GMT


50,000 - 70,000 USD

Lot Details


Works to Benefit The Watermill Center


1928 - 2014


signed, titled and dated 2002

oil on burnt canvas

32 by 40 in. (81.3 by 101.6 cm.)

Courtesy of Elizabeth Goldring

“Our interest in fugitive phenomena and effects on the environment makes fire an appealing medium. It shines, warms, reacts strongly to other elements, and retains power even when confronted with massive technology. To master fire is an old challenge to man.” 

(Otto Piene, Exh. Cat., Neue Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, and Verlag der Buchandlung Walther Konig, Cologne, More Sky, 2014, p. 78)

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.