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Robert Gober

Untitled

A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Robert Gober

Robert Gober

Untitled

Untitled

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A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Robert Gober

b. 1954


Untitled

signed R. Gober, numbered 1/2 and dated 1997 (on the underside of the chair)

cast painted plastic, painted plaster, tissues and metal drain

17¾ by 12¾ by 13¼ in.

45.1 by 32.4 by 33.7 cm.


Executed in 1997, this work is number 1 from an edition of 2, plus 1 artist's proof.

This work is in very good and sound condition overall. There are scattered areas of discoloration to the chair, most notably at the feet and surrounding the tissue box. There are textural inconsistencies and variations to the patina of the drain element, including spots of oxidation and scattered minor and unobtrusive scratches, which are inherent to the artist’s chosen medium. As expected with a sculpture of this construction, a light layer of dust and scattered cobwebs have settled on the surface and within the interior of the drain.


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 can more fully review the condition of the property with you. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's or in any condition report we may provide to you is merely a subjective qualified opinion, provided to you solely for your convenience, and is subject to change.


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

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above in 1998 by the present owner
Richard Flood, The Law of Indirections, Minneapolis, 1999, p. 31
Olga M. Viso, Piccolo epifanie di Via, Vol. 1, Venice, 2001, p. 16
Brenda Richardson, A Robert Gober Lexicon, Vol. 1., New York, 2005, p. 45, illustrated
Theodora Vischer, ed., Robert Gober: Sculptures and Installations, 1979-2007, Basel, 2007, pp. 386-387, no. S 1997.04, illustrated in color
Museum Boymans-van Beunigen Rotterdam; Kunsthalle Bern, Robert Gober, 1990, p. 78 (another example exhibited)
Ridgefield, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Robert Gober: The 1996 Larry Aldrich Foundation Award Exhibition, 1998, p. 14 illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miroslaw Balka, Robert Gober and Seamus Heaney: Three Stanzas, 1999 
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Malmö, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art; Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum; Sculpture Garden; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Robert Gober: Sculpture + Drawing, 1999-2000, no. 135, p. 31, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Walk Around Time: Selections from the Permanent Collection, 2003 (another example exhibited)
Oslo, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Robert Gober – Forskyvninger / Displacements, 2003, p. 60, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
New York, Matthew Marks Gallery, Robert Gober, 2005, p. 55, illustrated 
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, The Shape of Time, 2008 (another example exhibited)
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Quartet: Barney, Gober, Levine, Walker, 2005