Louise Lawler, ‘Civilian’, 2010, Sotheby's

Neither Appearance Nor Illusion: Property from the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez

Executed in 2010, this work is number 7 from an edition of 10, plus 2 artist's proofs.

Signature: signed on a label affixed to the reverse

New York, Metro Pictures, Louise Lawler: Fitting at Metro Pictures, May - June 2011 (another example exhibited)
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Louise Lawler: Why Pictures Now, April - July 2017, p. 219, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)

Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in September 2011

About Louise Lawler

In a continuation of the institutional critique espoused by Conceptual artists such as Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Buren, Hans Haacke, and Michael Asher, photographer Louise Lawler questions the very purpose and nature of art. Often presenting “behind-the-scenes” views of the art world, Lawler has photographed the Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach art fairs, the Museum of Modern Art, Christie's auction house, and various galleries. Some of her best-known works include photographs of uniformed art handlers carefully transporting a Gerhard Richter painting, Maurizio Cattelan's giant Picasso head in plastic wrapping, and a Damien Hirst spin-painting shown through a closet door.

American, b. 1947, Bronxville, New York, based in Brooklyn, New York