A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Robert Gober


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November 17, 01:40 AM GMT


6,000,000 - 8,000,000 USD

Lot Details


A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Robert Gober

b. 1954


signed R. Gober, titled Untitled, dated 1993-4, numbered ed. 2 of 2 (on the grate); signed R. Gober, titled Untitled, dated 1993-4, numbered ed. 2/2 and variously inscribed (on the tank); signed R. Gober, titled Untitled, dated 1993-4, numbered ed. 2/2 and variously inscribed (on the box) 

bronze, plywood, brick, aluminum, beeswax, human hair, chrome-plated bronze, recycling pump and water, plaster and latex paint

overall: 56 by 37 ½ by 34 in. 142.2 by 95.3 by 86.4 cm.

bronze grate: 1 ½ by 29 ¼ by 2 in. 3.8 by 74.3 by 55.8 cm.

box: 28 ½ by 29 ¼ by 22 in. 72.4 by 74.3 by 55.8 cm.

tank: 26 by 37 ½ by 34 in. 73 by 127 by 86.3 cm.

Executed in 1993-1994, the present work is number 2 from an edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof. The artist's proof is held in the collection of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. 







共:56 x 37 ½ x 34 英寸;142.2 x 95.3 x 86.4 公分

青銅格柵:1 ½ x 29 ¼ x 2 英寸;3.8 x 74.3 x 55.8 公分

 外箱:28 ½ x 29 ¼ x 22 英寸;72.4 x 74.3 x 55.8 公分

 水槽:26 x 37 ½ x 34 英寸;73 x 127 x 86.3 公分


Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Private Collection, East Coast (acquired from the above)
Christie’s New York, 12 November 1998, lot 15 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Roberta Smith, “Robert Gober,” The New York Times, 6 May 1994, p. C19 (text) (edition no. unknown) 
Henry Schwartz, “Robert Gober: The Remorse and Conscience,” Flash Art, Summer 1994, no. 177, p. 96, illustrated (the present work)  
Ronald Jones, “Robert Gober,” Frieze, September/October 1994, no. 18, pp. 70-71 (edition no. unknown)
Andrew Perchuk, “Robert Gober,” Artforum, October 1994, p. 101, illustrated 
Anastasia Aukeman, “Robert Gober,” ARTnews, November 1994, p. 154 (text) 
Donald Miller, "Robert Gober: Environmental Artist," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 29 October 1995, p. G7, illustrated (edition no. unknown)
Donald Miller, "Out with the Old," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3 November 1995, p. 15 (text) (edition no. unknown) 
Christine Temin, "Global Bounty: Carnegie exhibits a feast of the visual arts," Chicago Tribune, 17 December 1995, section 7, p. 13 (edition no. unknown) 
Richard Flood, “Real Life Rock: Richard Flood’s Top Ten,” Artforum, February 1996, p. 24 (edition no. unknown)
Exh. Cat, Washington D.C., Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Distemper: Dissonant Themes in Art of the 1990s, 1996, fig. 19, pp. 46-47 (illustrated), p. 131 (edition no. unknown) 
Carlos Gispert, ed., Historia de Arte: Volumen XVI: Últimas tendencias, Barcelona 1997, p. 2969 (edition no. unknown) 
Exh, Cat., Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Robert Gober, 1997, p. 52-53, illustrated (edition no. unknown)
Exh. Cat., Minneapolis, Walker Art Center (and traveling), Robert Gober: Sculpture + Drawing, 1999-2000, pp. 40, 136 (text) (edition no. unknown) 
Jeffery Deitch, ed., Monument to Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection, New York 2004, pp. 147-148, illustrated in color (another edition) 
Robert Ferguson, ed., Robert Gober, Los Angeles 2005, p. 53 (edition no. unknown)
Theodora Vischer, ed., Robert Gober: Sculptures and Installations 1979-2007, Basel 2007, no. S1993.02, pp. 344-345, pp. 346-347, illustrated (in installation in Paula Cooper Gallery in 1994) 
Exh. Cat., New York, Museum of Modern Art, Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor, 2014, p. 82 (text) 

New York, Paula Cooper Gallery, Robert Gober, May-June 1994

Pittsburgh, The Carnegie Museum of Art, 1995 Carnegie International, November 1995-February 1996, pp. 28, 86 (text), p 88, illustrated in color

Athens School of Fine Arts, Everything That's Interesting is New: The Dakis Joannou Collection, January-April 1996, pp. 116-117, illustrated in color (another edition) 

Frankfurt, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Szenenwechsel XChange of Scene X, June 1996-January 1997 (edition no. unknown) 

Seattle, Henry Art Gallery, Inside: Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober, Mona Hatoum, Gary Hill, Ilya Kabakov, Annette Messager, Lucas Samaras, April-June 1997 (edition no. unknown) 

Houston, The Menil Collection, Robert Gober: The Meat Wagon, October 2005-January 2006, pp. 92-93 (in installation), p. 96, illustrated in color (another edition)

Miami, Institute of Contemporary Art, Robert Gober: 1978-2000, December 2017-September 2020 (another edition)