Carol Bove, ‘Untitled’, 2014, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

From the Catalogue

"The peacock feathers—I feel like they have all these different points in history where they have a certain moment of interest and I think about classical mythology—they’re the eye of Hera. In the Metamorphoses there’s this beautiful story about Io and Jove…In Symbolism, late-19th century, there’s this re-interest in peacock feathers, and in Surrealism they have this understanding of the eye quality. And then in 1966 there’s a big exhibition of Aubrey Beardsley’s work in London and there’s sort of a fashion for him and he’s crazy for peacock feathers…then at the same time, in men’s fashion there’s the Peacock Revolution...But then, personally, my grandmother really loved green and blue and she loved peacock feathers." —Carol Bove

Courtesy of Sotheby's

Maccarone, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Carol Bove

Carol Bove is known for her delicate sculptures made from materials as diverse as tubular steel, 16-million-year-old petrified wood, peacock feathers, and detritus scavenged near her studio in Brooklyn’s industrial Red Hook neighborhood, where the Berkeley, California native has resided since 2000. The aesthetic and intellectual traditions of her hometown shape much of her work— early projects included tableaux of European sociology and psychology texts—and she cites California assemblage art of the 1960s as an influence. The large-scale abstract sculpture Celeste (2013), a squiggly tube made of white powder-coated steel and installed outdoors in New York's High Line park, pares the forms of modern art down to their essentials—an attempt to create what Bove calls “generic sculpture.”

American, b. 1971, Berkeley, California, based in Brooklyn, New York

Solo Shows

2016
Los Angeles,

Group Shows

2017
GEMS AND LADDERS, 
Uster,
Cutting Edge Artist Jewelry
2017
The FLAG Art Foundation, 
New York, USA,
Cynthia Daignault: There is Nothing I could Say That I Haven't Thought Before
2016
2010
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain,
Sur le dandysme aujourd'hui: From Shop Window Mannequin to Media Star
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