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A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Robert Gober

Cat Litter

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November 17, 10:15 PM GMT


100,000 - 150,000 USD

Lot Details


A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Robert Gober

b. 1954

Cat Litter 

plaster, ink and latex paint 

19¼ by 11 by 6 in.

49 by 28 by 15.2 cm.

Executed in 1990, this work is number 4 from an edition of 9.

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above in 1998 by the present owner
Roberta Smith, "The Reinvented Americana of Robert Gober's Mind," The New York Times, 13 October 1989, p. C28, illustrated
Joseph Hogrefe, "The Children of Marcel Duchamp," Forbes, 6 September 1999, p. 284-285, illustrated
"News in Brief: Don't Change This Litter," Cat Fancy, January 2000, p. 8
Adrian Searle, "World of Interiors," The Guardian, 12 March 2002, p. 10-11, illustrated
Fisun Güner, "Drawing from Experiences," London Metro, 22 March 2002, p. 22, illustrated
Richard Cork, "A Fear of the Dark Inside Us," The Times, 22 March 2002, p. 14, illustrated
Claire Doherty, "The Unthought Known," Art Monthly, April 2002, pp. 25-27, illustrated
Rachel Campbell-Johnston, "London: Rachel Campbell-Johnston's Best London Shows," Play, 6-12 April 2002, p. 25, illustrated
Theodora Vischer, ed., Robert Gober: Sculptures and Installations, 1979-2007, Basel, 2007, no. S 1990.14, pp. 238-239, illustrated in color

Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen & Kunsthalle Bern, Robert Gober, 1990, p. 78, illustrated (another example exhibited)

Paris, Galerie Samia Saouma, Robert Gober, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Moké, Stephen Prina, Cheri Samba, Cindy Sherman and Christopher Wool, 1997 (another example exhibited)

Paris, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Sous le manteau, 1997

Munich, Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst im Haus der Kunst, Food for the Mind: Die Sammlung Udo und Anette Brandhorst, 2000, no. ABB.S.211, p. 213, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)

London, White Cube, The Unthought Known [Miroslaw Balka, Robert Gober, Clay Ketter, Doris Salcedo, Luc Tuymans], 2002, p. 5, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)

Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Time, 2009, no. 12, p. 39-40, illustrated (another example exhibited)