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Urs Fischer

Small Bird, Big Egg, 2011

Cast Bronze and Oil Paint
5 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 3 in
14.6 × 14.6 × 7.6 cm
Edition 1 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work

Estimated value: $40,000

Planned Parenthood of New York City Benefit Auction
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© Urs Fischer. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Mats Nordman
Urs Fischer
Swiss, b. 1973
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When featuring him in their 2006 Biennial, the Whitney Museum described Urs Fischer’s practice as “founded on a consideration of the nature of substances, the act of making, and the unpredictable processes that can result from combining the two.” Working in collage, drawing, sculpture, and most notably installation, Fischer transforms a host of materials to create his forms, from wood, clay, and glass to found objects, food, and wax. “Everybody likes objects; everybody likes different objects,” he has said. “It comes down to what objects you want to put in your art.” Fischer deliberately references art historical traditions like still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, but questions—and sometimes destroys—their authority through the use of impermanent materials. Some of his best known works include Untitled (Bread House) (2004), a Swiss chalet reconstructed in bread, and the hand-sculpted wax female nudes he melted as part of his “Kir Royal” exhibition.

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Estimated value: $40,000

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Medium
Sculpture
Signature
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Image rights
© Urs Fischer. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Mats Nordman
Urs Fischer
Swiss, b. 1973
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When featuring him in their 2006 Biennial, the Whitney Museum described Urs Fischer’s practice as “founded on a consideration of the nature of substances, the act of making, and the unpredictable processes that can result from combining the two.” Working in collage, drawing, sculpture, and most notably installation, Fischer transforms a host of materials to create his forms, from wood, clay, and glass to found objects, food, and wax. “Everybody likes objects; everybody likes different objects,” he has said. “It comes down to what objects you want to put in your art.” Fischer deliberately references art historical traditions like still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, but questions—and sometimes destroys—their authority through the use of impermanent materials. Some of his best known works include Untitled (Bread House) (2004), a Swiss chalet reconstructed in bread, and the hand-sculpted wax female nudes he melted as part of his “Kir Royal” exhibition.

Urs Fischer

Small Bird, Big Egg, 2011

Cast Bronze and Oil Paint
5 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 3 in
14.6 × 14.6 × 7.6 cm
Edition 1 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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