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Untitled, 2019

Graphite on paper
23 1/10 × 16 2/5 in
58.8 × 41.7 cm
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P
Phillips

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Inscribed 'YOU DON'T GET ON A RUBBER BOAT WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND TRY TO CROSS AN OCEAN UNLESS YOU HAVE CRIED OUT YOUR HEART EVERY NIGHT AND … Read more
Robert Montgomery
Scottish, b. 1972
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Inspired by the graffiti artists of East London, the poetry of Philip Larkin, the philosophy of Guy Debord, and the French student protesters of May 1968, Robert Montgomery’s text-based conceptual works are both cryptic and emotionally resonant. Montgomery began his career making minimalist sculptures with long, poetic titles. Eventually, he phased out objects altogether. In his current works, he writes verses such as “THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE BECOME GHOSTS INSIDE OF YOU AND LIKE THIS YOU KEEP THEM ALIVE” on billboards, light fixtures, woodcuts, and watercolors. His pieces often convey anti-capitalist statements, but the messages transcend politics. “The purpose of art is to touch the hearts of strangers without the trouble of having to meet them,” Montgomery says.

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About the work
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P
Phillips

This lot is sold with no reserve

Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of …

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This lot is sold with no reserve

Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Signature
Inscribed 'YOU DON'T GET ON A RUBBER BOAT WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND TRY TO CROSS AN OCEAN UNLESS YOU HAVE CRIED OUT YOUR HEART EVERY NIGHT AND … Read more
Robert Montgomery
Scottish, b. 1972
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Inspired by the graffiti artists of East London, the poetry of Philip Larkin, the philosophy of Guy Debord, and the French student protesters of May 1968, Robert Montgomery’s text-based conceptual works are both cryptic and emotionally resonant. Montgomery began his career making minimalist sculptures with long, poetic titles. Eventually, he phased out objects altogether. In his current works, he writes verses such as “THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE BECOME GHOSTS INSIDE OF YOU AND LIKE THIS YOU KEEP THEM ALIVE” on billboards, light fixtures, woodcuts, and watercolors. His pieces often convey anti-capitalist statements, but the messages transcend politics. “The purpose of art is to touch the hearts of strangers without the trouble of having to meet them,” Montgomery says.

Untitled, 2019

Graphite on paper
23 1/10 × 16 2/5 in
58.8 × 41.7 cm
Bidding closed
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