Juan Muñoz, ‘The Inventor of Mirrors’, 1999, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

Figure: 58 by 21 by 35 in. (147.3 by 53.3 by 88.9 cm.)
Roll Gate: 98 1/2 by 50 1/2 by 1 1/2 in. (250.2 by 128.3 by 3.8 cm.)

From the Catalogue

"I'm trying to open sculpture to a larger frame of reference by including optical illusions. It seems necessary to me in order to reject the obsession with the physical object. For example, I know that I can make a sculpture that appears to weigh one ton out of ten pounds of polyester resin." —Juan Munoz

Courtesy of Sotheby's

New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Juan Muñoz: Crossroads, September - October 1999

Exh. Cat., Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (and traveling), Juan Muñoz, 2002, p. 182, illustrated
Teresa Azevedo, "Juan Muñoz o el arte," Art Notes, No. 25, February 2009, p. 77, illustrated in color

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Belgium
Private Collection, Madrid
Sotheby's, London, 15 October 2010, Lot 40 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

About Juan Muñoz