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Reliquaire, 1990

Mixed media installation comprised of two gelatin silver prints, two electric lamps and cables, two steel boxes with wire mesh and thirty-six tin boxes containing fabric
80 7/10 × 17 × 18 2/5 in
205 × 43.3 × 46.7 cm
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P
Phillips

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This work is registered with the Christian Boltanski Archive (number CB 0495)

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‘I never take photographs myself. I don’t feel like a photographer, more like a recycler.’

Christian Boltanski

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Christian Boltanski
French, b. 1944
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Preoccupied with collective memory, mortality, and the passage of time, Christian Boltanski creates paintings, sculptures, films, and mixed-media installations that approach these themes in a range of styles, symbolic to direct. Boltanski often makes metaphorical use of found objects, as in No Man’s Land (2010), an enormous pile of discarded jackets set to the soundtrack of thousands of human heartbeats, suggesting the anonymity, randomness, and inevitability of death. In Monuments (1985), electrical bulbs cast a seemingly bittersweet light on pictures of child holocaust victims. Describing his interest in personal histories, Boltanski has said, “What drives me as an artist is that I think everyone is unique, yet everyone disappears so quickly. […] We hate to see the dead, yet we love them, we appreciate them.”

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About the work
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P
Phillips

Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

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Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

This work is registered with the Christian Boltanski Archive (number CB 0495)

From the Catalogue:
‘I never take photographs myself. I don’t feel like a photographer, more like a recycler.’

Christian Boltanski

French …

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Christian Boltanski
French, b. 1944
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Preoccupied with collective memory, mortality, and the passage of time, Christian Boltanski creates paintings, sculptures, films, and mixed-media installations that approach these themes in a range of styles, symbolic to direct. Boltanski often makes metaphorical use of found objects, as in No Man’s Land (2010), an enormous pile of discarded jackets set to the soundtrack of thousands of human heartbeats, suggesting the anonymity, randomness, and inevitability of death. In Monuments (1985), electrical bulbs cast a seemingly bittersweet light on pictures of child holocaust victims. Describing his interest in personal histories, Boltanski has said, “What drives me as an artist is that I think everyone is unique, yet everyone disappears so quickly. […] We hate to see the dead, yet we love them, we appreciate them.”

Reliquaire, 1990

Mixed media installation comprised of two gelatin silver prints, two electric lamps and cables, two steel boxes with wire mesh and thirty-six tin boxes containing fabric
80 7/10 × 17 × 18 2/5 in
205 × 43.3 × 46.7 cm
Bidding closed
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