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Tony Cragg

Elliptical Column

Lot Closed

December 17, 05:10 PM GMT


250,000 - 350,000 USD

Lot Details


Tony Cragg

b. 1949

Elliptical Column

stainless steel

45¼ by 15⅜ by 14½ in.

115 by 39 by 36.8 cm.

Executed in 2014; this example is from an edition of 9 plus 3 artist's proofs.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2015

“I want objects to stand there just like they should be there, like they have actually earned their place. So that it’s a self-understood thing that they are there and that they have a particular visual quality. They’re there and they want a dialogue on the basis of all the other things that are in the world, and not on the basis of a particular group of objects which one has called, in the past, ‘sculpture’. That’s a fundamental tenet of my approach to making sculpture. So one has to be very aware of formal qualities. For me a sculpture will only work if its form is right.” – Tony Cragg

“Tony Cragg Interviewed by Lynne Cooke” in Tony Cragg, exh. catalogue (London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1987), p. 14.