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    FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. EDMUND P. PILLSBURY

    JONATHAN SELIGER (American, b. 1955)
    Old Glory & Spike, 2001
    Oil, alkyd, acrylic, modeling paste and varnish on canvas, powdered graphite on wood
    65 x 73 x 12 inches (165.1 x 185.4 x 30.5 cm)
    Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

    PROVENANCE:
    Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

    NOTE:
    Jonathan Seliger's neo-Pop sculptures and installations provide viewers with a compelling re-contextualization of familiar, everyday objects such as traffic barriers, recognizably-branded shopping bags, and in the case of Ted Pillsbury's Old Glory and Spike, the American flag as a shopping bag. However, this is not just any flag, but one with the famous historical precedent of Jasper Johns' white-on-white painting, White Flag (1955, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). The often-whimsical nature of Seliger's work belies the sculptor's meticulous and highly detailed technical approach to its creation. Uniquely hand-crafted, his art succeeds in creating the illusion of having been mass-produced, thus bringing an echo of consumerism into the traditionally rarified environment of the fine art gallery and museum. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Walker Art Center, among others.




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    Auction Dates
    October, 2011
    26th Wednesday
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