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ATELIER VAN LIESHOUT | SENSORY DEPRIVATION SKULL

Artist's Resale Right

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 EUR

ATELIER VAN LIESHOUT | SENSORY DEPRIVATION SKULL

ATELIER VAN LIESHOUT | SENSORY DEPRIVATION SKULL

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 EUR

Lot sold:

60,000

EUR

ATELIER VAN LIESHOUT

SENSORY DEPRIVATION SKULL


2007

Reinforced fiberglass and sheepskin 

Signed and numbered 4 /10 /AVL 001749 on a label on the underside


[2007

Fibre de verre renforcée et peau de mouton

Signé et numéroté 4/10/ AVL 001749 sur une étiquette au revers]


132 x 150 x 100 cm ; 52 x 59 x 39 ⅜ in.

Good overall condition. There are dark stains and surface soiling through all the surface of the skull, a larger one near the chin. There are multiple scratches mostly concentrated along the edges of the doors. There is a larger loss on the supporting base, as well as multiple cracks. On the inside of the skull, scattered darker stains as well as a loss of paint along one door, on approximately 1 cm.

The hide upholstery has yellowed and is glued to the inside of the skull. There are traces of white paint, along the left edge of the fur.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Private collection, United Kingdom

Vente Phillips, Londres, April 30, 2009, lot 76 

Private collection, Europe

[Collection Privée, Royaume-Uni

Vente Phillips, Londres, 30 avril 2009, lot 76

Collection privée, Europe]


Meghan Dailey, "In the Studio", Art + Auction, 2008, p. 60

Sophie Lovell, Limited Edition: Prototypes, One-offs and Design Art Furniture, Basel, 2009, p. 200

[Meghan Dailey, “In the Studio”, Art + Auction, 2008, p. 60

Sophie Lovell, Limited Edition: Prototypes, One-offs and Design Art Furniture, Basel, 2009, p. 200]


Atelier Van Lieshout was founded by Joep Van Lieshout in Rotterdam in 1995. The studio has since been exploring the boundaries between Art, Design, Architecture and produced a large amount of controversial works including this Sensory Deprivation Skull. The human body is a recurrent motif in his oeuvre and the skull has been used in many of his works in which he explores the universal paradigms of life and death. This work can be seen as a bubble to escape craziness modern life. AVL used the minimal space to fit comfortably a body and let one's soul relax and isolate from the hectic outside world. AVL's work is in major private and public collections around the globe including MOMA, New-York, Prada Foundation, Milan and the M.A.C in Marseille in France to name just a few.


[L’Atelier Van Lieshout a été fondé par Joep Van Lieshout en 1995 à Rotterdam. Le studio a depuis exploré les frontières entre Art, Design et Architecture et produit une large quantité d’oeuvres controversées incluant ce Sensory Deprivation Skull. Le corps humain est un thème récurrant dans son oeuvre et le crâne est maintes fois représenté dans son travail à travers lequel il explore les paradigmes universels de la vie et de la mort. Cette pièce peut être vue comme une bulle pour échapper à la folie du monde moderne. AVL a ainsi créé l’espace minimum nécessaire pour accueillir un corps humain et ainsi laisser son âme se relaxer et s’isoler de l’excitation du monde extérieur. Le travail d’ AVL est dans plusieurs collections majeures dans le monde incluant le MOMA à New York, La Fondation Prada à Milan et le M.A.C à Marseille pour n’en nommer qu’un petit nombre.]