Joseph Kosuth

American, b. 1945

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In 1965, Joseph Kosuth moved from Ohio to New York, where he began creating experimental conceptual installations, museum exhibitions, and public commissions that explore the role of language and meaning within art. Kosuth's practice is highly …

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€137,500
Neon Electrical Light English Glass Letters Yellow Eight, 1965
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
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neon
379.7 x 8.3 x 2.5 cm
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€137,500
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Jun 3, 2021
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Joseph Kosuth (né en 1945) néon 8.3 x 379.7 x 2.5 cm. Réalisée en 1965, cette oeuvre est issue d'une édition de trois exemplaires. neon 3 ¼ x 149 ½ x 1 in. Executed in 1965, this work is from an edition of three.
Neon Electrical Light English Glass Letters Yellow Eight, 1965
neon
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
€137,500
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Sculpture
379.7 x 8.3 x 2.5 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
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Realized Price
€137,500
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Joseph Kosuth (né en 1945) néon 8.3 x 379.7 x 2.5 cm. Réalisée en 1965, cette oeuvre est issue d'une édition de trois exemplaires. neon 3 ¼ x 149 ½ x 1 in. Executed in 1965, this work is from an edition of three.
€625
Kein Ding, Kein Ich, Keine Form, Kein Grundsatz (Sind Sicher) No Thing, No Self, No Form, No Principle (Was Certain), 1992
Sold on May 25, 2021
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printed glass plate and a book
50.0 x 37.5 cm
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€625
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May 25, 2021
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Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945) numberd '14/40' (on top of the box); signed, numbered and dated '14/40 Joseph Kosuth 1992' (lower right of the glass plate) printed glass plate and a book, in original portfolio glass plate: 37.5 x 50cm. Executed in 1992 and published in 1993, this work is number fourteen from an edition of forty, published by Edition Cantz, Stuttgart Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Kein Ding, Kein Ich, Keine Form, Kein Grundsatz (Sind Sicher) No Thing, No Self, No Form, No Principle (Was Certain), 1992
printed glass plate and a book
May 25, 2021
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€625
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50.0 x 37.5 cm
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May 25, 2021
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€625
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Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945) numberd '14/40' (on top of the box); signed, numbered and dated '14/40 Joseph Kosuth 1992' (lower right of the glass plate) printed glass plate and a book, in original portfolio glass plate: 37.5 x 50cm. Executed in 1992 and published in 1993, this work is number fourteen from an edition of forty, published by Edition Cantz, Stuttgart Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
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‘No number #12 (After Augustine’s Confessions)', 1989
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
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silkscreen on aluminium, in two parts
198.12 x 200.03 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
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JOSEPH KOSUTH (B. 1945) silkscreen on aluminium, in two parts each: 78 ¾ x 78 ¾in. (200 x 200cm.) Executed in 1989
‘No number #12 (After Augustine’s Confessions)', 1989
silkscreen on aluminium, in two parts
Mar 25, 2021
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198.12 x 200.03 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
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JOSEPH KOSUTH (B. 1945) silkscreen on aluminium, in two parts each: 78 ¾ x 78 ¾in. (200 x 200cm.) Executed in 1989
€1,170
Bookplate, 1981
Sold on Dec 2, 2020
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2 silkscreen prints on tempered glass
51.5 x 41.0 cm
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€1,170
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Dec 2, 2020
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2 silkscreen prints on tempered glass, each under a frame designed by the artist Work signed on the back of one of the 2 frames on a label and justified "3HC" (edition numbered at 75) 41 x 51.5 cm each Text in French and English by Nietzsche 2 screenprints, frame designed by the artist, signed on the back of one of the 2 frames 16.14 × 20.27 in. (each)
Bookplate, 1981
2 silkscreen prints on tempered glass
Dec 2, 2020
Artcurial
€1,170
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51.5 x 41.0 cm
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Dec 2, 2020
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€1,170
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2 silkscreen prints on tempered glass, each under a frame designed by the artist Work signed on the back of one of the 2 frames on a label and justified "3HC" (edition numbered at 75) 41 x 51.5 cm each Text in French and English by Nietzsche 2 screenprints, frame designed by the artist, signed on the back of one of the 2 frames 16.14 × 20.27 in. (each)
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Wittgenstein's Color (Red), 1989
Sold on Dec 2, 2020
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neon
37.0 x 25.5 cm
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Dec 2, 2020
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néon 25,5 x 37 cm; 10 x 14½in. Exécutée en 1989, cette oeuvre est le numéro 30 d'une édition de 50 exemplaires plus 10 épreuves d'artiste. Cette oeuvre est accompagnée d'un certificat d'authenticité établi par l'artiste.
Wittgenstein's Color (Red), 1989
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Dec 2, 2020
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37.0 x 25.5 cm
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Dec 2, 2020
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néon 25,5 x 37 cm; 10 x 14½in. Exécutée en 1989, cette oeuvre est le numéro 30 d'une édition de 50 exemplaires plus 10 épreuves d'artiste. Cette oeuvre est accompagnée d'un certificat d'authenticité établi par l'artiste.
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À Propos (Réflecteur de Réflecteur), #15, 2004
Sold on Dec 1, 2020
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vinyl, glass and neon, in two parts
71.1 x 181.6 x 10.2 cm
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Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
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Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945) À Propos (Réflecteur de Réflecteur), #15 vinyl, glass and neon, in two parts 28 x 71 ½ x 4 in. (71.1 x 181.6 x 10.2 cm.) Executed in 2004. This work is unique and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
À Propos (Réflecteur de Réflecteur), #15, 2004
vinyl, glass and neon, in two parts
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
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71.1 x 181.6 x 10.2 cm
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Dec 1, 2020
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Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945) À Propos (Réflecteur de Réflecteur), #15 vinyl, glass and neon, in two parts 28 x 71 ½ x 4 in. (71.1 x 181.6 x 10.2 cm.) Executed in 2004. This work is unique and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
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Titled (Art as an Idea) [Meaning], 1968
Sold on Nov 17, 2020
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mounted photograph
121.9 x 121.9 cm
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Nov 17, 2020
Sotheby's
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mounted photograph 121.9 by 121.9 cm. 48 by 48 in. Executed in 1968, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Titled (Art as an Idea) [Meaning], 1968
mounted photograph
Nov 17, 2020
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121.9 x 121.9 cm
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Nov 17, 2020
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mounted photograph 121.9 by 121.9 cm. 48 by 48 in. Executed in 1968, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
£30,240
'Texts for Nothing #18', 2010
Sold on Oct 21, 2020
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warm white neon dipped in matte black
183.6 x 36.0 cm
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£30,240
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Oct 21, 2020
Phillips
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'Texts for Nothing #18', 2010
warm white neon dipped in matte black
Oct 21, 2020
Phillips
£30,240
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183.6 x 36.0 cm
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Oct 21, 2020
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£30,240
$43,750
No Number 8 (not on color/blue), 1988
Sold on Sep 30, 2020
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cobalt blue neon, transformer
299.7 x 10.2 cm
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$43,750
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Sep 30, 2020
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No Number 8 (not on color/blue), 1988
cobalt blue neon, transformer
Sep 30, 2020
Phillips
$43,750
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299.7 x 10.2 cm
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Sep 30, 2020
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$43,750
$43,750
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (ORWELL) #2, 2018
Sold on Jul 10, 2020
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cobalt blue neon mounted directly on the wall
98.1 x 17.8 cm
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$43,750
Auction Sale
Jul 10, 2020
Sotheby's
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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (ORWELL) #2, 2018
cobalt blue neon mounted directly on the wall
Jul 10, 2020
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$43,750
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98.1 x 17.8 cm
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Jul 10, 2020
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$43,750