John M. Armleder, ‘Moonlight Sonata’, 1994, Phillips
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Moonlight Sonata, 1994

Wood, acrylic and 16 eighteen-note Reuge music box mechanisms, incised with song titles on the reverse, to be played.
39 × 39 × 4 3/5 in
99.1 × 99.1 × 11.7 cm
Edition 2/9
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Plays Songs Including: Menuet, Serenade; Brahms Lullaby; The Magic Flute; Mozart Lullaby; Célèbre …

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Mixed Media
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Incised with the artist's signature and numbered 2/9 on a circular brass plaque affixed to the inside of the box.
John M. Armleder
Swiss, b. 1948
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Performance artist, sculptor, and painter John M. Armleder draws from what he calls a "supermarket of forms." His art can take on attributes of Suprematist painting, Minimalist sculpture, Dada readymades, or, in the case of his wall paintings, actual wallpaper (turning Sol LeWitt’s ideology on its head while referencing Francis Picabia's dots or Surrealism's lobsters). Affiliated with Fluxus in the 1960s and ‘70s, Armleder was also associated with Neo-Geo (short for Neo-Geometric Conceptualism) in the 1980s for his furniture sculptures, conflating art and the design object. His works explore decor as the inevitable devolution of cultural expressions into background elements.

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Plays Songs Including: Menuet, Serenade; Brahms Lullaby; The Magic Flute; Mozart Lullaby; Célèbre Menuet; Till the End of Time; Polonaise; Oh Christmas Tree; Moonlight Sonata; The Trout; Pour Elise; Romance; Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Allegro; Wedding March; Alle vögel sind schon da; Till the End of Time; and Polonaise

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Incised with the artist's signature and numbered 2/9 on a circular brass plaque affixed to the inside of the box.
John M. Armleder
Swiss, b. 1948
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Performance artist, sculptor, and painter John M. Armleder draws from what he calls a "supermarket of forms." His art can take on attributes of Suprematist painting, Minimalist sculpture, Dada readymades, or, in the case of his wall paintings, actual wallpaper (turning Sol LeWitt’s ideology on its head while referencing Francis Picabia's dots or Surrealism's lobsters). Affiliated with Fluxus in the 1960s and ‘70s, Armleder was also associated with Neo-Geo (short for Neo-Geometric Conceptualism) in the 1980s for his furniture sculptures, conflating art and the design object. His works explore decor as the inevitable devolution of cultural expressions into background elements.

Moonlight Sonata, 1994

Wood, acrylic and 16 eighteen-note Reuge music box mechanisms, incised with song titles on the reverse, to be played.
39 × 39 × 4 3/5 in
99.1 × 99.1 × 11.7 cm
Edition 2/9
Bidding closed
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