Francis Alÿs

Belgian, b. 1959

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The Liar and The Copy of The Liar, 1993
encaustic on canvas with pen on masking tape and enamel on sheet metal
28.0 x 19.5 cm
May 14, 2024Sotheby's
The Liar and The Copy of The Liar, 1993
encaustic on canvas with pen on masking tape and enamel on sheet metal
28.0 x 19.5 cm
May 14, 2024
Sotheby's
Contemporary Day Auction
Lot 578
Untitled (Nude), 1990
encaustic on wood, in artist’s frame
21.0 x 25.5 cm
Apr 23, 2024Christie's
Untitled (Nude), 1990
encaustic on wood, in artist’s frame
21.0 x 25.5 cm
Apr 23, 2024
Christie's
20th/21st Century: Amsterdam
Lot 20
Mexico D. F., 2002
printed paper collage on colour photograph
10.0 x 15.0 cm
Apr 23, 2024Christie's
Mexico D. F., 2002
printed paper collage on colour photograph
10.0 x 15.0 cm
Apr 23, 2024
Christie's
20th/21st Century: Amsterdam
Lot 21
Ghetto Collector, 2003
tin, magnets, plastic string and rubber wheels
15.0 x 24.0 x 13.0 cm
Apr 23, 2024Christie's
Ghetto Collector, 2003
tin, magnets, plastic string and rubber wheels
15.0 x 24.0 x 13.0 cm
Apr 23, 2024
Christie's
20th/21st Century: Amsterdam
Lot 22
Untitled, 2002
graphite and acrylic on paper
35.4 x 19.9 cm
Oct 17, 2023Christie's
Untitled, 2002
graphite and acrylic on paper
35.4 x 19.9 cm
Oct 17, 2023
Christie's
First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online
Lot 93
Untitled, 2001
i. graphite on vellum paper; ii. graphite and oil on vellum paper; iii. graphite, oil and tape on vellum paper; iv. graphite, oil, tape and photograph on vellum paper; sculpture: wood, metal, plastic, film reels, and film
90.4 x 121.5 cm
Oct 13, 2023Sotheby's
Untitled, 2001
i. graphite on vellum paper; ii. graphite and oil on vellum paper; iii. graphite, oil and tape on vellum paper; iv. graphite, oil, tape and photograph on vellum paper; sculpture: wood, metal, plastic, film reels, and film
90.4 x 121.5 cm
Oct 13, 2023
Sotheby's
Contemporary Day Auction
Lot 307
Camgun (Gun Number 43) et dessin préparatoire (deux œuvres), 2006
Pencil, coloured pencil and oil on vellum paper; Wood, metal, plastic, film reels and film
67.5 x 112.5 x 41.3 cm
Jun 12, 2023Bonhams
Camgun (Gun Number 43) et dessin préparatoire (deux œuvres), 2006
Pencil, coloured pencil and oil on vellum paper; Wood, metal, plastic, film reels and film
67.5 x 112.5 x 41.3 cm
Jun 12, 2023
Bonhams
Art Belge & Contemporain / Belgische & Hedendaagse Kunst
Lot 138
The consequence of ignorance, 2001
oil on canvas laid on board
38 x 46 cm
Apr 20, 2023Sotheby's
The consequence of ignorance, 2001
oil on canvas laid on board
38 x 46 cm
Apr 20, 2023
Sotheby's • Milan
Contemporary Auction
Lot 3
Untitled, 1996
oil and postcard on canvas, oil on canvas laid on wood
13.1 x 18.0 cm
Apr 12, 2023Sotheby's
Untitled, 1996
oil and postcard on canvas, oil on canvas laid on wood
13.1 x 18.0 cm
Apr 12, 2023
Sotheby's
Contemporary Curated
Lot 30
The Swap, El Truque Serie Fotonovela, 1999
archival pigment print
11.0 x 373.0 cm
Mar 9, 2023Christie's
The Swap, El Truque Serie Fotonovela, 1999
archival pigment print
11.0 x 373.0 cm
Mar 9, 2023
Christie's
First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online
Lot 92
Ghetto Collector (for Parkett no. 69), 2003
Tin, magnets, plastic string, and rubber wheels
15.6 x 24.1 x 15.2 cm
Dec 7, 2022Bonhams
Ghetto Collector (for Parkett no. 69), 2003
Tin, magnets, plastic string, and rubber wheels
15.6 x 24.1 x 15.2 cm
Dec 7, 2022
Bonhams
Prints and Multiples
Lot 264
Untitled (Woman Pouring), 1998
pencil and acrylic on vellum paper
30.2 x 22.5 cm
Dec 7, 2022Sotheby's
Untitled (Woman Pouring), 1998
pencil and acrylic on vellum paper
30.2 x 22.5 cm
Dec 7, 2022
Sotheby's
Contemporary Discoveries
Lot 156
Baqe, 2004
oil on wood
13 x 16.5 cm
Dec 1, 2022Christie's
Baqe, 2004
oil on wood
13 x 16.5 cm
Dec 1, 2022
Christie's
Live Auction 21078 Art contemporain
Lot 64
Untitled (2 Hände mit Bürste), 1999
pencil, printed paper collage and tape on tracing paper
27.5 x 21.5 cm
Nov 22, 2022Christie's
Untitled (2 Hände mit Bürste), 1999
pencil, printed paper collage and tape on tracing paper
27.5 x 21.5 cm
Nov 22, 2022
Christie's
20th/21st Century: Amsterdam
Lot 59
Untitled (Mann mit Arm), 2000
oil, pencil and tape on tracing paper
27 x 21.5 cm
Nov 22, 2022Christie's
Untitled (Mann mit Arm), 2000
oil, pencil and tape on tracing paper
27 x 21.5 cm
Nov 22, 2022
Christie's
20th/21st Century: Amsterdam
Lot 60
Untitled (Before the prophet), 2003
oil, pencil and tape on perforated tracing paper
29.5 x 21.5 cm
Nov 22, 2022Christie's
Untitled (Before the prophet), 2003
oil, pencil and tape on perforated tracing paper
29.5 x 21.5 cm
Nov 22, 2022
Christie's
20th/21st Century: Amsterdam
Lot 64
Ghetto Collector, 2003
tin, magnets, plastic string and rubber wheels
15.5 x 23.2 x 12.5 cm
Nov 10, 2022Christie's
Ghetto Collector, 2003
tin, magnets, plastic string and rubber wheels
15.5 x 23.2 x 12.5 cm
Nov 10, 2022
Christie's
Le Jeune, A Collecting Legacy: The London No Reserve Edit
Lot 39
(i)-(ii) Untitled, 1999
each: graphite on mylar
28 x 35.5 cm
Oct 18, 2022Christie's
(i)-(ii) Untitled, 1999
each: graphite on mylar
28 x 35.5 cm
Oct 18, 2022
Christie's
First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online
Lot 35
Miss Amazonia, Miss Costa Rica, Miss Ecuador, Miss Lacandona, Miss Sumatra
i-iv. embroidery and oil on canvas; v. embroidery and oil on canvas board, in artist's frames, in five parts
Oct 15, 2022Sotheby's
Miss Amazonia, Miss Costa Rica, Miss Ecuador, Miss Lacandona, Miss Sumatra
i-iv. embroidery and oil on canvas; v. embroidery and oil on canvas board, in artist's frames, in five parts
Oct 15, 2022
Sotheby's • London
Contemporary Day Auction
Lot 309
Untitled (two men with stick), 1997
oil on wood
13.9 x 17.7 cm
Oct 14, 2022Christie's
Untitled (two men with stick), 1997
oil on wood
13.9 x 17.7 cm
Oct 14, 2022
Christie's
Live Auction 20667 Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
Lot 236
Glorieta, 1994
oil on board
16.5 x 22.2 cm
Oct 14, 2022Christie's
Glorieta, 1994
oil on board
16.5 x 22.2 cm
Oct 14, 2022
Christie's
Live Auction 20667 Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
Lot 303
Untitled, 2004
hand-coloured gelatin silver print, on photo paper
92 x 117 cm
Sep 21, 2022Christie's
Untitled, 2004
hand-coloured gelatin silver print, on photo paper
92 x 117 cm
Sep 21, 2022
Christie's
Laugh now but one day we'll be in charge: Banksy and 21st Century Editions
Lot 35
Untitled, 2011
(i) oil on canvas mounted on panel; (ii) oil and printed paper collage mounted on panel
27.9 x 34.9 cm
Mar 10, 2022Christie's
Untitled, 2011
(i) oil on canvas mounted on panel; (ii) oil and printed paper collage mounted on panel
27.9 x 34.9 cm
Mar 10, 2022
Christie's
Post-War to Present
Lot 314
Mexico City Triptych, 1995
i, ii, iv. oil on metal; iii: oil on canvas stretched over panel
163.2 x 266.7 cm
Nov 19, 2021Sotheby's
Mexico City Triptych, 1995
i, ii, iv. oil on metal; iii: oil on canvas stretched over panel
163.2 x 266.7 cm
Nov 19, 2021
Sotheby's
Contemporary Day Auction
Lot 462
Untitled, 2004
c-print
12.3 x 19 cm
Nov 19, 2021Sotheby's
Untitled, 2004
c-print
12.3 x 19 cm
Nov 19, 2021
Sotheby's
Contemporary Passions
Lot 69
Untitled, 1996-1997, 1997, 1997
oil on canvas mounted on shaped panel
15 1⁄2 x 19 1⁄2 in. (39.4 x 49.5 cm.) 32 1⁄4 x 45 in. (81.9 x 114.3 cm.) 31 1⁄2 x 43 1⁄2 in. (80 x 110.5 cm.)
Nov 12, 2021Christie's
Untitled, 1996-1997, 1997, 1997
oil on canvas mounted on shaped panel
15 1⁄2 x 19 1⁄2 in. (39.4 x 49.5 cm.) 32 1⁄4 x 45 in. (81.9 x 114.3 cm.) 31 1⁄2 x 43 1⁄2 in. (80 x 110.5 cm.)
Nov 12, 2021
Christie's
Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
Lot 224
Sunpath, Mexico City, 20.05.99, 4:45pm, 1999
archival pigment print, mounted to a printed sunpath chart
28.6 x 61.6 cm
Sep 22, 2021Sotheby's
Sunpath, Mexico City, 20.05.99, 4:45pm, 1999
archival pigment print, mounted to a printed sunpath chart
28.6 x 61.6 cm
Sep 22, 2021
Sotheby's
A Life Among Artists: Contemporary Photographs from an Esteemed Private Collection
Lot 20
Study for the prophet, 2002
graphite and collage on tracing paper
29.85 x 20.32 cm
May 26, 2021Christie's
Study for the prophet, 2002
graphite and collage on tracing paper
29.85 x 20.32 cm
May 26, 2021
Christie's
Collection Marion Lambert
Lot 115
Fairy Tales, 1988
oil and oilstick on sewn canvases
36.51 x 40.64 cm
Mar 24, 2021Bonhams
Fairy Tales, 1988
oil and oilstick on sewn canvases
36.51 x 40.64 cm
Mar 24, 2021
Bonhams
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 18
Untitled
oil on canvas laid to board, in two parts
22.3 x 13.5 cm
Nov 17, 2020Sotheby's
Untitled
oil on canvas laid to board, in two parts
22.3 x 13.5 cm
Nov 17, 2020
Sotheby's
Contemporary Curated
Lot 136
UNTITLED, 1988
oil on canvas
16 x 21 cm
Oct 15, 2020Sotheby's
UNTITLED, 1988
oil on canvas
16 x 21 cm
Oct 15, 2020
Sotheby's
Contemporary Art Day Auction
Lot 332
DRAWING FROM TIME IS A TRICK OF THE MIND [THREE WORKS], 1999
graphite on vellum
27.9 x 35.5 cm
Sep 25, 2020Sotheby's
DRAWING FROM TIME IS A TRICK OF THE MIND [THREE WORKS], 1999
graphite on vellum
27.9 x 35.5 cm
Sep 25, 2020
Sotheby's
Contemporary Art
Lot 569
UNTITLED, 2011
left: oil and encaustic on canvas mounted to panel; right: oil and paper collage on canvas mounted to panel
23.5 x 40.6 cm
May 4, 2020Sotheby's
UNTITLED, 2011
left: oil and encaustic on canvas mounted to panel; right: oil and paper collage on canvas mounted to panel
23.5 x 40.6 cm
May 4, 2020
Sotheby's • New York
Contemporary Art Day: An Online Auction
Lot 78
Ghetto Collector, 2003
Sculpture
15 x 24 x 13.8 cm
Dec 4, 2019Lempertz
Ghetto Collector, 2003
Sculpture
15 x 24 x 13.8 cm
Dec 4, 2019
Lempertz • Brussels
lempertz:projects
Lot 11
El paìs del perro (The Country of the Dog), 1984
two-part installation with wooden box and painted wooden dog with paintbrush tail on wooden stand with an encaustic on paper and canvas vane
28 x 17 x 11cm
Nov 25, 2019Christie's
El paìs del perro (The Country of the Dog), 1984
two-part installation with wooden box and painted wooden dog with paintbrush tail on wooden stand with an encaustic on paper and canvas vane
28 x 17 x 11cm
Nov 25, 2019
Christie's • Amsterdam
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 106
El reloj (The Clock), 1989
encaustic on deconstructed alarm clock filled with natural fibres suspended in wooden box
20 x 14 x 6.5cm
Nov 25, 2019Christie's
El reloj (The Clock), 1989
encaustic on deconstructed alarm clock filled with natural fibres suspended in wooden box
20 x 14 x 6.5cm
Nov 25, 2019
Christie's • Amsterdam
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 105
Untitled, 1997
painted wax figurine on wooden block, a glass and wooden table
93 x 164 x 104cm
Nov 25, 2019Christie's
Untitled, 1997
painted wax figurine on wooden block, a glass and wooden table
93 x 164 x 104cm
Nov 25, 2019
Christie's • Amsterdam
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 204
Untitled (Landscape with Donkey), 1992
oil on panel in a frame, wrapped in bubble plastic
32 x 38 x 5.5cm
Nov 25, 2019Christie's
Untitled (Landscape with Donkey), 1992
oil on panel in a frame, wrapped in bubble plastic
32 x 38 x 5.5cm
Nov 25, 2019
Christie's • Amsterdam
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 103
El reloj (The Clock), 1989
encaustic on deconstructed alarm clock filled with natural fibres hanging in wooden box
20 x 14 x 6.5cm
Nov 25, 2019Christie's
El reloj (The Clock), 1989
encaustic on deconstructed alarm clock filled with natural fibres hanging in wooden box
20 x 14 x 6.5cm
Nov 25, 2019
Christie's • Amsterdam
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 202
Untitled, 1997
painted wax figurine on wooden block, drinking glass and wooden table
93 x 164 x 104cm
Nov 25, 2019Christie's
Untitled, 1997
painted wax figurine on wooden block, drinking glass and wooden table
93 x 164 x 104cm
Nov 25, 2019
Christie's • Amsterdam
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 102
each: Untitled, 1999
each: graphite on tracing paper
27.9 x 35.5cm
Sep 11, 2019Christie's
each: Untitled, 1999
each: graphite on tracing paper
27.9 x 35.5cm
Sep 11, 2019
Christie's • London
First Open | Online
Lot 45
TIKAL - GUATEMALA, 1989
oil on masonite and wood on board
13 x 15 x 3.1 cm
Jun 27, 2019Sotheby's
TIKAL - GUATEMALA, 1989
oil on masonite and wood on board
13 x 15 x 3.1 cm
Jun 27, 2019
Sotheby's • London
Contemporary Art Day Auction
Lot 273
The Prisoner, 1992-1997
oil on panel in a frame, wrapped in painted plastic
23.5 x 29cm
Apr 30, 2019Christie's
The Prisoner, 1992-1997
oil on panel in a frame, wrapped in painted plastic
23.5 x 29cm
Apr 30, 2019
Christie's • Amsterdam
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 231
Placebo, 1998-1999
one sculpture (wood, wax, nails), thirteen photographs, one drawing, several tools like a hammer, a pairs of pliers, one paint brush, one wooden stick, a ruler, adhesive tape, nails, one full ashtray and one water glass standing on a table with a chair
145 x 116 x 100cm
Apr 30, 2019Christie's
Placebo, 1998-1999
one sculpture (wood, wax, nails), thirteen photographs, one drawing, several tools like a hammer, a pairs of pliers, one paint brush, one wooden stick, a ruler, adhesive tape, nails, one full ashtray and one water glass standing on a table with a chair
145 x 116 x 100cm
Apr 30, 2019
Christie's • Amsterdam
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 232
Pillow Man, 1996
graphite and adhesive tape on a tracing paper collage
30 x 23cm
Apr 30, 2019Christie's
Pillow Man, 1996
graphite and adhesive tape on a tracing paper collage
30 x 23cm
Apr 30, 2019
Christie's • Amsterdam
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 229
Untitled, 2002
print on board on wooden ornament
27.5 x 10.5cm
Apr 30, 2019Christie's
Untitled, 2002
print on board on wooden ornament
27.5 x 10.5cm
Apr 30, 2019
Christie's • Amsterdam
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 228
ELEPHANT, 1992
paintings
13.2 x 18.5 cm
Apr 4, 2019Sotheby's
ELEPHANT, 1992
paintings
13.2 x 18.5 cm
Apr 4, 2019
Sotheby's • London
Contemporary Art Online
Lot 71
Untitled, 2002
oil, graphite and masking tape on vellum collage
35.5 x 23cm
Apr 4, 2019Christie's
Untitled, 2002
oil, graphite and masking tape on vellum collage
35.5 x 23cm
Apr 4, 2019
Christie's • London
First Open | Online
Lot 79
The Liar, The Copy of the Liar, 1994
(ii) oil on canvas mounted on wood
22 x 17cm
Mar 7, 2019Christie's
The Liar, The Copy of the Liar, 1994
(ii) oil on canvas mounted on wood
22 x 17cm
Mar 7, 2019
Christie's • London
Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction
Lot 255
Untitled, 2001-2002
graphite on tracing paper collage, oil, encaustic and tape on canvas laid on board
34.5 x 27.5cm
Oct 5, 2018Christie's
Untitled, 2001-2002
graphite on tracing paper collage, oil, encaustic and tape on canvas laid on board
34.5 x 27.5cm
Oct 5, 2018
Christie's • London
Post War and Contemporary Art Day Auction
Lot 350