Artpace 25th Anniversary Benefit Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

Artpace 25th Anniversary Benefit Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

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Cauleen Smith

Apartment Therapy (#4)

Lot Closed

September 28, 06:13 PM GMT


8,000 - 10,000 USD

Lot Details


Cauleen Smith (b. 1967)

Apartment Therapy (#4) 


shelf frame, (paint medium), (rock: Rough Blue Kyanite Blade Matrix, Brazil), pastels, found image

12 ¼ x 17 ½ x 5 ¼ in.

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Gift of the Artist

Cauleen Smith’s mixed media artwork, “Apartment Therapy,” utilizes CB2 catalog pages, gouache, and rocks to create colorful habitats — environments where fantastical shapes and forms take the place of the expected human occupants. Smith says the drawings are “an attempt to contain a complex tension between defacement and desire.” They describe a kind of fetishistic machine in which the photographic image is brought to a higher level of sensuality through defilement, further heightened by its proximity to actual reference objects, which are placed like iconic physical-visual captions – a key of sorts – for the 2-D drawn image above it.