Tatiana Trouvé, ‘I Tempi Doppi’, 2014, Sotheby's

Executed in 2014, this work is unique.

König Gallery, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2015

About Tatiana Trouvé

Tatiana Trouvé's Bureau d'Activités Implicites, a decade-long project begun in 1997, documented her struggle to establish herself as a professional artist. A collection of modules resembling standard office cubicles, the work showcases ephemera gathered while in a state of waiting. Influenced by Alighiero Boetti, Trouvé is interested in the ability of art to "become," or to make a promise. Recent installations and sculptures reference Minimalism and Joseph Beuys, exploring ideas such as the use of both domestic and industrial materials (her 2010 work Mattress was a concrete-cast, doubled-up mattress strapped to a pole) and harnessing copper's conductivity to transform wall drawings. Trouvé received a Duchamp Prize in 2007.

Italian-French, b. 1968, Cosenza, Italy, based in Paris, France