Taryn Simon, ‘Black Square X, The Book of Record of the Time Capsule of Cupaloy; To the People of That Future, A Key to the English Language’, 2011, Sotheby's

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

Executed in 2011, this work is number 5 from an edition of 5, plus 2 artist's proofs, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Almine Rech.

Almine Rech Gallery, Paris
Acquired from the above by the previous owner

About Taryn Simon

Conceptual artist Taryn Simon’s photographs and accompanied writing are the result of a long process of research and investigation. For her 2011 work A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, produced over a four-year period, Simon traveled around the world collecting stories and images that mapped the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate. Her work Contraband (2010) presented 1,075 images of items that were detained or seized from passengers and mail entering the United States from abroad. An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar (2007), revealed objects, sites, and spaces that are integral to America's foundation or daily functioning but remain inaccessible or unknown to the public audience, including a nuclear waste storage facility, a braille edition of Playboy, and the art collection of the CIA. Equally concerned with formalism and realism, Simon seeks seductive images of inaccessible and unrecognized, but symbolic, subjects, and maintains a diverse practice that extends to film, sculpture, and performance.

American, b. 1975, New York, New York, based in New York, New York