Jan Fabre

Belgian, b. 1958

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Jan Fabre’s signature blue ballpoint pen drawings and ornamented sculptures engage themes of life, death, and memory while reflecting his love of performance art. Conceived in homage to death and the artist, The Man Who Measures the Clouds (1998)—a …

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Walking Leaf ? (From series: Walking Leaves 1986-1993), 1989
Sold on Apr 16, 2021
£25,200
US$34,736
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Work on Paper
ballpoint pen and Phyllium giganteum on paper
150.0 x 211.0 cm
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£25,200
Auction Sale
Apr 16, 2021
Phillips
Walking Leaf ? (From series: Walking Leaves 1986-1993), 1989
ballpoint pen and Phyllium giganteum on paper
Apr 16, 2021
Phillips
£25,200
US$34,736
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Work on Paper
150.0 x 211.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Apr 16, 2021
Phillips
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£25,200
LICHAMEN IN LICHAMEN, 1990
Sold on Dec 9, 2020
€2,340
US$2,834
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Work on Paper
Graphite and colored pencils on photo paper
17.5 x 12.5 cm
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€2,340
Auction Sale
Dec 9, 2020
Artcurial
LICHAMEN IN LICHAMEN, 1990
Graphite and colored pencils on photo paper
Dec 9, 2020
Artcurial
€2,340
US$2,834
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Work on Paper
17.5 x 12.5 cm
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Dec 9, 2020
Artcurial
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€2,340
Skull with Frog, 2011
Sold on Dec 9, 2019
US$62,500
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jewel beetle wing-cases on wood
219.7 x 165.1 cm
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US$62,500
Auction Sale
Dec 9, 2019
Christie's
Skull with Frog, 2011
jewel beetle wing-cases on wood
Dec 9, 2019
Christie's
US$62,500
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219.7 x 165.1 cm
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Dec 9, 2019
Christie's
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US$62,500
HEY WHAT A PLEASANT MADNESS!, 1988
Sold on Nov 19, 2019
£7,500
US$9,712
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Sculpture
painted glass
16.5 x 43.0 x 19.0 cm
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£7,500
Auction Sale
Nov 19, 2019
Sotheby's
HEY WHAT A PLEASANT MADNESS!, 1988
painted glass
Nov 19, 2019
Sotheby's
£7,500
US$9,712
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Sculpture
16.5 x 43.0 x 19.0 cm
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Nov 19, 2019
Sotheby's
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£7,500
GRAF VOOR EEN ONBEKENDE COMPUTER: HERFST (FROM THE SERIES THE FOUR SEASONS), 1994
Sold on Nov 8, 2019
€5,000
US$5,526
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Photography
cibachrome print
125.0 x 125.0 cm
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€5,000
Auction Sale
Nov 8, 2019
Sotheby's
GRAF VOOR EEN ONBEKENDE COMPUTER: HERFST (FROM THE SERIES THE FOUR SEASONS), 1994
cibachrome print
Nov 8, 2019
Sotheby's
€5,000
US$5,526
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Photography
125.0 x 125.0 cm
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Nov 8, 2019
Sotheby's
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€5,000
Memento Mori (With Rat), 2006
Sold on Nov 29, 2018
€40,964
US$46,668
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Sculpture
jewel beetle wings on skull, taxidermied rat, over nail
18.0 x 32.0 x 20.0 cm
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€40,964
Auction Sale
Nov 29, 2018
Dorotheum
Memento Mori (With Rat), 2006
jewel beetle wings on skull, taxidermied rat, over nail
Nov 29, 2018
Dorotheum
€40,964
US$46,668
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Sculpture
18.0 x 32.0 x 20.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Nov 29, 2018
Dorotheum
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€40,964
Het Denken van het Verbodene (La Pensee de l`interdit// Thinking the Forbidden), 1986
Sold on Jun 26, 2018
£8,750
US$11,568
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Work on Paper
works on paper
21.0 x 29.7 cm
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Realized Price
£8,750
Auction Sale
Jun 26, 2018
Phillips
Het Denken van het Verbodene (La Pensee de l`interdit// Thinking the Forbidden), 1986
works on paper
Jun 26, 2018
Phillips
£8,750
US$11,568
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Work on Paper
21.0 x 29.7 cm
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Jun 26, 2018
Phillips
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£8,750
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NACHTSLEDE
Sold on Mar 8, 2018
£18,750
US$25,882
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Work on Paper
ballpoint pen on paper
148 by 211.5 cm
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Realized Price
£18,750
Auction Sale
Mar 8, 2018
Sotheby's
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ballpoint pen on paper
Mar 8, 2018
Sotheby's
£18,750
US$25,882
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Work on Paper
148 by 211.5 cm
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Mar 8, 2018
Sotheby's
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£18,750
Schloss Tivoli, 1992
Sold on Dec 8, 2017
€4,000
US$4,705
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Work on Paper
Photography worked over with ball point pen, on photo paper
49.9 x 69.9 cm
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€4,000
Auction Sale
Dec 8, 2017
Ketterer Kunst
Schloss Tivoli, 1992
Photography worked over with ball point pen, on photo paper
Dec 8, 2017
Ketterer Kunst
€4,000
US$4,705
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Work on Paper
49.9 x 69.9 cm
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Dec 8, 2017
Ketterer Kunst
Realized Price
€4,000
No artwork image
A Black Ashtray - Nen zwarten assenbak , 2008, 2008
Sold on Oct 21, 2017
€4,800
US$5,654
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Sculpture
Porcelain, glazed black and red
16.0 x 27.0 x 15.0 cm
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Realized Price
€4,800
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2017
De Vuyst
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A Black Ashtray - Nen zwarten assenbak , 2008, 2008
Porcelain, glazed black and red
Oct 21, 2017
De Vuyst
€4,800
US$5,654
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Sculpture
16.0 x 27.0 x 15.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2017
De Vuyst
Realized Price
€4,800