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Francis Alÿs

The Liar, The Copy of the Liar

i. signed, signed by Martin Rodriguez, inscribed and dated MEX. D. F. FEB 94 on the reverse

ii. signed and dated 1994 on the reverse

i. enamel on metal sheet; ii. oil on canvas laid on wood

i. 28 by 20½ in. 71 by 52.2 cm.

ii. 8⅝ by 6¾ in. 22 by 17 cm.

Executed in 1994.

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Francis Alÿs
The Liar, The Copy of the Liar

i. signed, signed by Martin Rodriguez, inscribed and dated MEX. D. F. FEB 94 on the reverse

ii. signed and dated 1994 on the reverse

i. enamel on metal sheet; ii. oil on canvas laid on wood

i. 28 by 20½ in. 71 by 52.2 cm.

ii. 8⅝ by 6¾ in. 22 by 17 cm.

Executed in 1994.
Provenance

Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist in 1994)

Christie's, London, March 7, 2019, lot 255 (consigned by the above)

Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Exhibition

Monterrey, Galería Ramis Barquet, Francis Alÿs: The Liar, The Copy of the Liar, May - June 1994, p. 25, illustrated in color (studio view of i.)

Brussels, Dolle Mol, 1994

Literature

Exh. Cat., Kunsthaus Zürich, Francis Alÿs: The Prophet and the Fly, 2003, p. 15, illustrated in color (installation view of ii. in Rue de l’Abbaye, Brussels, illustrated with incorrect date)

Theodora Vischer, Sign Painting Project - Francis Alÿs with Juan García, Emilio Rivera, Enrique Huerta, Basel. 2011, nos. L08.2.4 and L08.3.1, p. 84, illustrated in color (i. incorrectly attributed to Enrique Huerta and ii. incorrectly dated 1995) and illustrated in color (i. partially illustrated in installation in the artist's studio on the cover)

Russell Ferguson, Jean Fisher, Cuahtémoc Medina & Michael Taussig, Francis Alÿs, London, 2008, p. 83, illustrated in color (i. illustrated in the artist's studio on p. 83, incorrectly attributed and titled The Liar/The Copy of the Liar)