Sale: 553 / Contemporary Day Sale, June 07. 2024 in Munich Lot 212.10

 

212.10
Bill Viola
The Locked Garden, 2000.
Video performance. Color video diptych on two f...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 21,600
Sold:
€ 25,400 / $ 27,432

(incl. surcharge)
The Locked Garden. 2000.
Video performance. Color video diptych on two free-standing vertical LCD flat screens that are framed and hinged, mounted on a pedestal. Duration: 12:24 minutes.
One of five copies along with one artist copy. 41.2 x 66.3 x 16.5 cm (16.2 x 26.1 x 6.4 in). Pedestal: 105,5 x 76 x 60 cm (41,5 x 29,9 x 23,6 in).
Functioning. With orig. archive folder with, among others, documents on the work and DVDs. [AR].

• Bill Viola is one of the most important contemporary video artists.
• He explores the complexity of human emotions with modern techniques.
• "The Locked Garden" shows a mute confrontation shot in slow-motion, the changing emotions of a man and a woman, from joy, sorrow, anger to fear.
• Part of the grand travelling exhibition "The Passions", 2003–2005, with shows at, among others, the Getty Museum, Los Angeles and The National Gallery, London.
• His works can be found at, among others, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery, London
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With a signed and numbered certificate issued by the artist on March 7, 2001.

PROVENANCE: James Cohan Gallery, New York.
Private collection Spain (acquired from the above in 2009).

EXHIBITION: Bill Viola: The Passions, travelling exhibition, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The National Gallery, London; Fundació "La Caixa", Madrid and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2003-2005.

"The nature of The Locked Garden is about human relationships, specifically male-female relationships."
Quoted from the included Artist's Description of "The Locked Garden".




212.10
Bill Viola
The Locked Garden, 2000.
Video performance. Color video diptych on two f...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 21,600
Sold:
€ 25,400 / $ 27,432

(incl. surcharge)