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Robert Gober

Untitled, 2000

One color lithograph
38 × 46 1/2 in
96.5 × 118.1 cm
Edition of 50 + 8AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
The Wooster Group Benefit Auction

Edition of 50 with 8 APs, AP 2/8
Unframed

Edition of 50 with 8 APs, AP 2/8
Unframed

Signature
Signed
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L.
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist
Robert Gober
American, b. 1954
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Sculptor and installation artist Robert Gober is a master of making the familiar seem strange. His works have psychological weight and are rife with possible meanings and references, exploring themes of family, religion, sexuality, alienation, and memory. Since the 1980s, Gober has been meticulously handcrafting common household items, human body parts, and objects of devotion. Among the objects he makes are beds, sinks, bags of cat litter, torsos and legs, candles, crucifixes, and church pews. Through selective exaggerations (such as intensifying the color on a bag of cat litter), meaningful alterations (like leaving out the faucets on a sink), and narrative juxtapositions (like lining the inside of a girl’s shoe with a sparse layer of hair), Gober mixes the real with the surreal in ways that fascinate, disturb, and disorient the viewer.

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About the work
The Wooster Group Benefit Auction

Edition of 50 with 8 APs, AP 2/8
Unframed

Edition of 50 with 8 APs, AP 2/8
Unframed

Signature
Signed
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L.
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist
Robert Gober
American, b. 1954
Follow

Sculptor and installation artist Robert Gober is a master of making the familiar seem strange. His works have psychological weight and are rife with possible meanings and references, exploring themes of family, religion, sexuality, alienation, and memory. Since the 1980s, Gober has been meticulously handcrafting common household items, human body parts, and objects of devotion. Among the objects he makes are beds, sinks, bags of cat litter, torsos and legs, candles, crucifixes, and church pews. Through selective exaggerations (such as intensifying the color on a bag of cat litter), meaningful alterations (like leaving out the faucets on a sink), and narrative juxtapositions (like lining the inside of a girl’s shoe with a sparse layer of hair), Gober mixes the real with the surreal in ways that fascinate, disturb, and disorient the viewer.

Robert Gober

Untitled, 2000

One color lithograph
38 × 46 1/2 in
96.5 × 118.1 cm
Edition of 50 + 8AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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