View full screen - View 1 of Lot 13. Two Parallel Lines, 12 Ft apart in chalk, Nevada.
13

Walter De Maria

Two Parallel Lines, 12 Ft apart in chalk, Nevada

Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria

Two Parallel Lines, 12 Ft apart in chalk, Nevada

Two Parallel Lines, 12 Ft apart in chalk, Nevada

Walter De Maria

1935 - 2013

Two Parallel Lines, 12 Ft apart in chalk, Nevada


gelatin silver print mounted on board

81 x 68 cm ; 31 7/8 x 26 3/4 in. ( sheet) ; 53 x 49,5 cm ; 20 7/8 x 19 1/2 in. (image)

Executed in 1968, this work is unique.


Please note that the loan of this work has been requested for the Land Art exhibition on view at the MAMCO in Geneva from October 3rd, 2022 to January 29th, 2023. Sotheby's will be pleased to forward it to the successfull buyer.

_____________________________________________________________


Walter De Maria

1935 - 2013

Two Parallel Lines, 12 Ft apart in chalk, Nevada


tirage gélatino-argentique monté sur panneau

81 x 68 cm ; 31⅞x 26¾in. (feuille) ; 53 x 49,5 cm ; 20⅞x 19½in. (image)

Exécutée en 1968, cette oeuvre est unique.


Veuillez noter qu'une demande de prêt a été formulée pour l'exposition Land Art qui sera visible au MAMCO à Genève du 3 octobre 2022 au 29 janvier 2023. Sotheby's se fera un plaisir de la transmettre l'acquéreur.

The work was inspected framed. Upon very close inspection, a few faint pink foxing spots are visible. The work is in very good condition.


"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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Dwan Gallery, New York 

Malle Collection, Paris 

_____________________________________________________________


Dwan Gallery, New York

Collection Malle, Paris

New York, Dwan Gallery, Earthworks, 5 October - 30 October 1968 

Paris, Galerie Montaigne, Virginia Dwan : art minimal, art conceptuel, earthworks, New York, les années 60-70, 1 October - 14 December 1991

Jouy-en-Josas, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Azur, 26 May - 12 September, 1993, catalogue, p. 159, illustrated

Koblenz, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Die letzte Freiheit, 16 April - 16 October 2011, p. 68, illustrated

_____________________________________________________________


New York, Dwan Gallery, Earthworks, 5 - 30 Octobre 1968

Paris, Galerie Montaigne, Virginia Dwan : art minimal, art conceptuel, earthworks, New York, les années 60-70, 1er octobre - 14 décembre 1991

Jouy-en-Josas, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Azur, 26 mai - 12 septembre 1993, catalogue, p. 159, illustré

Coblence, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Die letzte Freiheit, 16 avril - 16 octobre 2011, p. 68, illustré

An icon of Earth Art, this vintage photographic version of "Two Parallel Lines" or "Mile Long Drawing" dated 1968 in the Mojave Desert shows a version where the artist's body is used as a yardstick to measure the width required for a drawing of gigantic size. It has sometimes been misinterpreted as a work of Body Art.

_____________________________________________________________


Icone du Earth Art, cette version photographique d’époque de « Two Parallel Lines » ou « Mile Long Drawing » datée de 1968 dans le désert de Mojave montre une version où le corps de l’artiste sert d’étalon de mesure à la largeur requise pour un dessin de taille gigantesque. Elle a quelque fois été interprétée par erreur comme une œuvre de Body Art.