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Ann Hamilton and David Ireland
LOT ID: 77411
Untitled, 1994

Mixed Media, Handmade galvanized tin box, containing one ball of hair and on ball of concrete.
4.5 х 4.5 х 8.75 in. (11.43 x 11.43 x 22.22 cm.)
Other, includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
Edition Ed. of 80 + 20 AP
Lot description
This work by Ann Hamilton and David Ireland, was produced on the occasion of the Annual Benefit of the Fabric Workshop. A proof of the box was fabricated in 1993, the edition of 80 plus 20 artist proofs was published in 1994.

Both artists are known for making site-specific art installations. The use of opposing materials, wispy black hair and solid white concrete, puts the two balls in complete contrast to each other, yet occupying the same space.

David Ireland (1930-2009) was an American artist known for his sculpture and conceptual artwork made from an array of mediums such as cement, broken furniture, and mass produced objects. Ireland often affirmed the quotient of absurdity in both his methodology and his work, the artist would transform ordinary objects into extraordinary art. With most of his interest centered around the process of art making verses the finished piece, Ireland was highly admired for his innovative approaches and theoretically provocative works. Irelands work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY) and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA), among others.

Ann Hamilton (B.1956) is a contemporary American artist best known for her installations, textile art, and sculptures, but is also active in photography, printmaking, video, and video installation. She studied textile design at the University of Kansas and received an MFA in sculpture from Yale University in 1985. Since then, Hamilton has participated in many group shows around the world as well as solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (1988); Tate Gallery Liverpool and Museum of Modern Art, New York (1994); the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France (1997); and the Miami Art Museum, Florida (1998). In 1999, Hamilton was the American representative to the Venice Biennale with an installation of walls embossed with Braille, which caught a red powder as it slid down from above. Hamilton lives and works in Columbus, OH.

Untitled by Ann Hamilton and David Ireland
  • Untitled by Ann Hamilton and David Ireland
  • Untitled by Ann Hamilton and David Ireland
  • Untitled by Ann Hamilton and David Ireland
  • Untitled by Ann Hamilton and David Ireland
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