Sale: 550 / Evening Sale, June 07. 2024 in Munich Lot 124000248


124000248
Robert Rauschenberg
Bicycloid VII, 1992.
Bicycle, framed with colored neon tubes, on an ...
Estimate:
€ 100,000 - 200,000

 
$ 107,000 - 214,000

Information on buyer's premium, taxation and resale right compensation will be available four weeks before the auction.
Bicycloid VII. 1992.
Bicycle, framed with colored neon tubes, on an aluminum base.
151 x 190 x 56 cm (59.4 x 74.8 x 22 in).
Unique object, from as eries of 7 bicycle sculptures. Functioning. [AR].

• Unique object, from a series of 7 bicycle sculptures.
• A futuristic hybrid between a ready-made and a neon sculpture.
• For his innovative power, Rauschenberg is still regarded as one of the most pioneering artists of his time.
• Another "Bicycloid" can be found in Tokyo, where it is part of the street art project "Faret Tachikawa", positioned directly above an underground bicycle garage.
• Acquired directly from the artist through the Swiss gallery Jamileh Weber, since then part of an important Southern German private collection
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The work is registered in the archive of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, with the number "RRF 92.113" .

PROVENANCE: Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich (directly from the artist).
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from the above in 2005).

EXHIBITION: Robert Rauschenberg, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich, April 16 - July 3, 1993.
L'Arte della Biciclette - da Duchamp a Rauschenberg, Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza, Varese, May 12 - September 16, 2001, Groninger Museum, Groningen, May 9 - September 1, 2002, pp. 82-83 (illu. in color on the cover and on p. 83).

"Duchamp's life and work are a source of endless inspiration to me. His Bicycle Wheel has always struck me as one of the most beautiful masterpieces of sculpture that I have ever seen."
Robert Rauschenberg, quoted from: L'Arte della Biciclette - da Duchamp a Rauschenberg, 2001, p. 82.




124000248
Robert Rauschenberg
Bicycloid VII, 1992.
Bicycle, framed with colored neon tubes, on an ...
Estimate:
€ 100,000 - 200,000

 
$ 107,000 - 214,000

Information on buyer's premium, taxation and resale right compensation will be available four weeks before the auction.