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There Should Be a Jester in The Game of Chess, 2016

Hand-painted glazed ceramic with 18k gold
15 3/4 in
40 cm
Edition of 40 + 15AP
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About the work
JMA
John Moran Auctioneers

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Dimensions:
15.75" H x 5.5" Dia.

Condition: Overall good condition with scuffs …

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each unique

Dimensions:
15.75" H x 5.5" Dia.

Condition: Overall good condition with scuffs and light scratches commensurate with age. A small loss to the black glaze on the top of the figure's hat.

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Sculpture
Eduardo Sarabia
American, b. 1976
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In work that blurs fact and fiction, Eduardo Sarabia explores the fraught U.S.-Mexican border zone, Mexican cultural stereotypes, and his own identity as a Mexican-American. Born in L.A. to Mexican immigrants, he relocated to his parents’ native country, and has been based in Guadalajara since 2003. He infuses his sculpture, painting, installations, actions, and participatory events with references to the traditional Mexican folklore that influences him, as well as to such headline-grabbing issues as drug violence, contraband, and other illegal activities plaguing the border region. Dark humor and a sense of absurdity characterize his work, which has been included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and the 51st Venice Biennale. Among Sarabia’s best-known projects is his series of ceramic vessels made to mimic those popular with tourists in Mexico, but decorated with hand-painted pin-up girls, guns, and drug-trade iconography.

Marcel Dzama
Canadian, b. 1974
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Often compared to outsider artist Henry Darger, Marcel Dzama’s small ink and watercolor drawings of hybrid characters, like humans with antlers or trees with hands, resemble story illustrations. Interspersed with a range of references including Surrealist film, Dadaism and Soviet-era agitprop, his work more often recalls folk and craft storytelling traditions, showing that simple narrative can be an intricate, compelling contemporary art-making strategy. Dzama also works in sculpture and video and has experimented with puppetry and costumes. His work has been used on the covers of a number of music albums for bands such as They Might Be Giants, Beck, and The Weakerthans; and his costume designs have been seen in music videos, including the video for the Bob Dylan’s When the Deal Goes Down.

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About the work
JMA
John Moran Auctioneers

each unique

Dimensions:
15.75" H x 5.5" Dia.

Condition: Overall good condition with scuffs …

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each unique

Dimensions:
15.75" H x 5.5" Dia.

Condition: Overall good condition with scuffs and light scratches commensurate with age. A small loss to the black glaze on the top of the figure's hat.

Medium
Sculpture
Eduardo Sarabia
American, b. 1976
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In work that blurs fact and fiction, Eduardo Sarabia explores the fraught U.S.-Mexican border zone, Mexican cultural stereotypes, and his own identity as a Mexican-American. Born in L.A. to Mexican immigrants, he relocated to his parents’ native country, and has been based in Guadalajara since 2003. He infuses his sculpture, painting, installations, actions, and participatory events with references to the traditional Mexican folklore that influences him, as well as to such headline-grabbing issues as drug violence, contraband, and other illegal activities plaguing the border region. Dark humor and a sense of absurdity characterize his work, which has been included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and the 51st Venice Biennale. Among Sarabia’s best-known projects is his series of ceramic vessels made to mimic those popular with tourists in Mexico, but decorated with hand-painted pin-up girls, guns, and drug-trade iconography.

Marcel Dzama
Canadian, b. 1974
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Often compared to outsider artist Henry Darger, Marcel Dzama’s small ink and watercolor drawings of hybrid characters, like humans with antlers or trees with hands, resemble story illustrations. Interspersed with a range of references including Surrealist film, Dadaism and Soviet-era agitprop, his work more often recalls folk and craft storytelling traditions, showing that simple narrative can be an intricate, compelling contemporary art-making strategy. Dzama also works in sculpture and video and has experimented with puppetry and costumes. His work has been used on the covers of a number of music albums for bands such as They Might Be Giants, Beck, and The Weakerthans; and his costume designs have been seen in music videos, including the video for the Bob Dylan’s When the Deal Goes Down.

There Should Be a Jester in The Game of Chess, 2016

Hand-painted glazed ceramic with 18k gold
15 3/4 in
40 cm
Edition of 40 + 15AP
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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