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Sale of artworks to benefit the International Rescue Committee to help support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine
signed with the artist's initials, dated 2017 and numbered 8/10
104 by 25 by 18 cm. 41 by 9⅞ by 7⅛ in.
Executed in 2017, this work is number 8 from an edition of 10.
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This work is in excellent condition.
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Egor Zigura was born in 1984 in Dnipro, Ukraine and currently lives and works in Kyiv. While formally his sculptures draw on the legacy of classical antiquity, conceptually they investigate issues of identity, consumerism and ecology in today’s globalised world. Atlas forms part of the series 'After Today', inspired in part by Goya’s El Coloso [Colossus] canvas from circa 1808. Each of the sculptures in the series acts as a critique of a particular aspect of life in modern society, be it climate change, military conflicts or the devastating consequences of global consumerism. The sculpture’s deformed shape reflects the civilisational decline anticipated by the artist as a result of inaction in the face of the many challenges the humankind faces. It prompts the viewers into individual action, not unlike Goya’s decisive Colossus.
*The Consignor is donating 100% of the hammer price from the sale of this and other designated artworks, to be sold during Sotheby’s Contemporary Discoveries online sale held from May 13-19, 2022, to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a not-for-profit humanitarian aid organization that is helping to support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine. In addition, in relation to these designated artworks, Sotheby’s will donate 1) 100% of its Overhead Premium to IRC, and 2a) where the artwork is consigned by Ukrainian artist(s), 100% of its Buyer's Premium to such artist(s), and 2b) for all other artworks, its Buyer's Premium, after deducting expenses, to IRC. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible. For more information about the IRC, visit www.rescue.org