Contemporary Discoveries

Contemporary Discoveries

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 62. The Cat with the Broken Leg.

Urs Fischer

The Cat with the Broken Leg

Lot Closed

March 16, 05:02 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details


Urs Fischer

b. 1973

The Cat with the Broken Leg or The Cat Who Laid the Golden Egg

fiberglass reinforced polymer resin

Crouching Cat: 11⅜ by 11¾ by 4½ in. (28.8 by 29.8 by 11.4 cm.)

Standing Cat: 12⅞ by 17 by 6½ in. (32.7 by 43.2 by 16.5 cm.)

Executed in 2000; this example is number 1 from an edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof.

“Urs Fischer is an artist who comes to grips with things in a radical manner. If artists are equipped with the ability to make us experience the world in new ways and see it differently, then Fischer achieves this by digging into reality with particularly large claws.” 

– Bice Curiger, “Spaces Generated by Vision or Basements Save Windows,” in Urs Fischer: Shovel in a Hole (Zürich: JRP/Ringier, 2009), p. 12.