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Vito Acconci (American, b.1940)
LOT ID: 59700
CCBF Benefit Auction / Roof like a Liquid Over the Plaza: Hand Sketches 2001-2003 , ie. circa 2002

Mixed Media, photographs and text panels on board.
39.5 х 121.5 in. (100.33 x 308.61 cm.)
Signed, in various locations.
Edition Unique
Lot description
6 Panels

Proceeds from this work benefit the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF). The CCBF supports research initiatives to find new treatments and cures for childhood cancers and blood disorders and provides the most advanced clinical care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay for services.

Vito Acconci (b. 1940) is one of the foremost pioneers of performance, video, installation, and the exploration of architectural space in printmaking. By the 1980s, Acconci's interests shifted from investigating his own body in spatial contexts to more proto-architectural constructions, moving out of the traditional gallery space to integrate both private and public spaces and push the structural boundaries of his work. His interest in the relationship of visceral space in printmaking has created a complex dialogue between the artwork and the empirical world at large. Acconci has received numerous awards over the course of his career including multiple National Endowment for the Arts Awards, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award, and an American Academy in Rome Award, among others. He has exhibited at numerous venues with retrospectives at the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, NL) and Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, IL).

Select Public Collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)

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