Germann Auctionhouse Zurich
Lot 68 / Important Paintings, Sculptures, Watercolors, Drawings and PrintsMonday, 22 November 2021, 06:00 pm

Peter Shelton, HEAVYSEAT from "floatinghouseDEADMAN"

Lot 68

Peter Shelton, 1951 (US)

HEAVYSEAT from "floatinghouseDEADMAN", 1985-1990

Cast iron with rust patina.

H 940 mm W 450 mm D 455 mm.
1/3.

*CHF10'000 / 15'000
*EUR10'000 / 14'000
*USD10'000 / 16'000

Hammer Price: CHF 9'000

Provenance:
Louver Gallery, New York;
Ruth Kaufmann, New York;
Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich;
Private Collection;
Swiss Property.

Exhibitions:
Touring exhibition: Amherst, University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, 1. February - 16. March 1986;
Los Angeles, Wight Art Gallery, University of California, 3. February - 8. March 1987;
Indianapolis, Herron Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, 18. March - 29. April 1989;
New York, Louver Gallery, 6. January - 3. February 1990.

Literature:
Exhibition catalogue. Louver Gallery. Peter Shelton. floatinghouseDEADMAN. New York 1990.
No. 26 and No. 42, Illustration.

Annotation:

"HEAVYSEAT is 1,300 pounds of cast iron. I wanted to make a chair of conventional dimensions that was so dense that one would have difficulty sitting solidly down on it. One would tend to float off the chair. Emotionally and physically, one could never sit as heavily as it could."
Peter Shelton, Los Angeles 1985.

We would like to thank Peter Shelton and Angela Hanka and also Jess Pillar and Kimberly Davis of the L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice CA and also former Louver Gallery, New York, for their kind assistance cataloguing the artwork.

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