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Neither Appearance Nor Illusion: Property from the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez
Sheet: 17 5/8 by 25 in. 44.8 by 63.5 cm.
Executed in 1986, this work is artist's proof number 1 from an edition of 10, plus 3 artist's proofs.
Signature: signed on a label affixed to the reverse
Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in June 2010
About Roman Signer
Reminiscent of Jean Tinguely and the artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Roman Signer is an artist-engineer who devises actions and procedures that achieve humorous, unexpected, and aesthetically compelling results. Signer’s quasi-experiments often consist of setting off explosions, hurling objects into the air, or engineering collisions, which he documents on film and video. “I like to go into nature and try something out,” Signer has said. “That cannot be called work, it’s a pleasure.”
Swiss, b. 1938, Appenzell, Switzerland