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    Tony Matelli
    Yesterday, 2019
    Painted bronze, rub oil transfers, urethane, beer can, and painted steel
    48 x 12 x 11 inches (121.9 x 30.5 x 27.9 cm)

    Courtesy of the artist.

    Retail Value: $50,000
    Starting Bid: $30,000

    Tony Matelli (b. Chicago, 1971) is an American artist working predominantly in the field of sculpture. The artist frequently focuses on themes of time, ambivalence, banality, and wonder. In Matelli's work the physical laws of objects are often reversed, upended or atomized, and with these deft manipulations of matter and gravity come profound reorientations in perspective and ultimately, states of being.

    Tony Matelli's work is in numerous public collections that include the Davis Museum, MA; Cranbrook Art Museum, MI; FLAG Art Foundation, NY; ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus Denmark; the National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; The Cultural Foundation Ekaterina, Moscow, Russia; Fundacion La Caixa Madrid, Spain; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany;Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden; Musee d'arte Contemporain Montreal, Canada; Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Denmark.

    Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; The Davis Museum, MA; Ku¨nstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. A mid-career survey, Tony Matelli: A Human Echo, premiered at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark in 2012 and traveled to the Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway in 2013. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, and is represented by Marlborough Chelsea, New York.



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    October, 2019
    6th Sunday
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