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A Life of Beauty: The Collection of John Cheim

Lynda Benglis


Auction Closed

November 16, 11:16 PM GMT


80,000 - 120,000 USD

Lot Details


A Life of Beauty: The Collection of John Cheim

Lynda Benglis

b. 1941


aluminum wire mesh, cotton bunting and plaster with sprayed zinc, bronze and copper

27 by 10 by 10 in.

68.6 by 25.4 by 25.4 cm.

Executed in 1973-74.

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1974)

Sotheby's New York, 3 May 1988, lot 97 (consigned by the above)

Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above)

Acquired from the above in 1988 by the present owner

Exh. Cat., New York, Cheim & Read, Lynda Benglis: A Sculpture Survey 1969-2004, February - April 2004, n.p., illustrated in color

Caroline Hancock, Franck Gautherot and Seungduk Kim, Eds., Lynda Benglis, Dijon, 2009, p. 288, illustrated in color

Anna Dickie, "A Conversation with Lynda Benglis," Ocula, 28 February 2015, illustrated in color (online)

Anna Dickie and Stephanie Bailey, Eds., Ocula Conversations, Hong Kong, 2016, p. 198, illustrated in color

Claudine Humblet, Post-minimalisme et Anti-form:dépassement del'esthétique minimale, Paris, 2016, p. 179, illustrated in color

Adina Glickstein, "Lynda Benglis is Back - Knots, Pours, Dildos, and All," Hyperallergic, 7 October 2020, illustrated in color (online) 

Houston, Texas Gallery, Lynda Benglis, November - December 1973

New York, Cheim & Read, Lynda Benglis Louise Bourgeois: Circa 70, June - August 2007, n.p., illustrated in color

Wakefield, The Hepworth Wakefield Museum, Lynda Benglis, February - July 2015

Puebla, Museo Internacional del Barroco, Cuerpos, Materia y Alma: Las Esculturas de Lynda Benglis / Bodies, Matter and Soul: The Sculptures of Lynda Benglis, September 2016 - March 2017

New York, Cheim & Read and Ortuzar Projects, Lynda Benglis: Early Work 1967-1979, October - December 2020, n.p., illustrated in color