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AG
Alpha 137 Gallery
Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Pencil signed and numbered verso. Also bears unique inventory number
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

Rona Pondick’s figurative sculptures have evolved stylistically, taking on an increasingly heightened realism since the 1980s, yet the notion of metamorphosis has proved a consistent theme, inspired by Kafka’s psycho-surrealist drama and the ancient mythologies of Egypt and Greece. Accordingly, Pondick’s subject matter, materials, and process are characterized by hybridity: handcrafted elements fuse with computer-enabled techniques and surfaces are often half glossy, half matte. The yellow stainless steel Dog (1998-2001), for instance, features her own face superimposed on a dog’s body, forming a sphinx-like creature. “The first time I merged a fragment of my own body with an animal, a lightbulb went off,” she says, referring to a realization that such hybrids have existed since the Neolithic era. Pondering scientific advancements in cloning and genetic mutations, she adds, “it’s chilling how it all comes together.”

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
The Female EmperorAlpha 137 Gallery
2020
30 YEARS PARISThaddaeus Ropac
2019
Rona PondickZevitas Marcus
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NO NO, 1995

Printed letterpress on Somerset
6 × 6 in
15.2 × 15.2 cm
Edition 81/100
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On hold
Certificate
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
AG
Alpha 137 Gallery
Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Pencil signed and numbered verso. Also bears unique inventory number
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

Rona Pondick’s figurative sculptures have evolved stylistically, taking on an increasingly heightened realism since the 1980s, yet the notion of metamorphosis has proved a consistent theme, inspired by Kafka’s psycho-surrealist drama and the ancient mythologies of Egypt and Greece. Accordingly, Pondick’s subject matter, materials, and process are characterized by hybridity: handcrafted elements fuse with computer-enabled techniques and surfaces are often half glossy, half matte. The yellow stainless steel Dog (1998-2001), for instance, features her own face superimposed on a dog’s body, forming a sphinx-like creature. “The first time I merged a fragment of my own body with an animal, a lightbulb went off,” she says, referring to a realization that such hybrids have existed since the Neolithic era. Pondering scientific advancements in cloning and genetic mutations, she adds, “it’s chilling how it all comes together.”

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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