Joseph Kosuth, ‘Sigla, Finnegans Wake, from Wall Works’, 1998, Installation, Ten letter-shaped warm white fluorescent lights, to be installed on a matte-satin black painted wall., Phillips
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Joseph Kosuth

Sigla, Finnegans Wake, from Wall Works, 1998

Ten letter-shaped warm white fluorescent lights, to be installed on a matte-satin black painted wall.
Edition 1/12 + 2AP
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all lights approx. 12 x 12 x 4 cm (4 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)
installation size variable and …

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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 self-referential, drawing influence from Sigmund Freud and Ludwig Wittgenstein's seminal theories. "The 'value' of particular artists after Duchamp can be weighed according to how much they questioned the nature of art," Kosuth has said. One of his best known works is One and Three Chairs (1965), a visual expression of Plato’s Theory of Forms. In the collection at the Museum of Modern Art, the piece features a wooden chair, a photograph of the chair, and a dictionary definition of the word “chair.” Plato’s theory asserts that non-material abstract forms (or ideas), and not the physical world, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality.

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all lights approx. 12 x 12 x 4 cm (4 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)
installation size variable and according to wall

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The Wall Works Series

"Increasingly the limitation of fine art editions to prints and objects did not seem to reflect the technical possibilities and the recent developments in artistic …

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Signed and numbered 1/12 in black ink on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity (there were also 2 artist's proofs), published by …
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 self-referential, drawing influence from Sigmund Freud and Ludwig Wittgenstein's seminal theories. "The 'value' of particular artists after Duchamp can be weighed according to how much they questioned the nature of art," Kosuth has said. One of his best known works is One and Three Chairs (1965), a visual expression of Plato’s Theory of Forms. In the collection at the Museum of Modern Art, the piece features a wooden chair, a photograph of the chair, and a dictionary definition of the word “chair.” Plato’s theory asserts that non-material abstract forms (or ideas), and not the physical world, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality.

Joseph Kosuth

Sigla, Finnegans Wake, from Wall Works, 1998

Ten letter-shaped warm white fluorescent lights, to be installed on a matte-satin black painted wall.
Edition 1/12 + 2AP
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