Auction 4-5
Nov 27, 2018
 Le Park Palace Avenue de la Costa 98000, Monaco
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LOT 933:

Clothes Chair Oil on canvas 213.4 x 124.5 cm (84 x ...

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Clothes Chair Oil on canvas 213.4 x 124.5 cm (84 x 49 in.) Painted in 2004 Provenance: Private collection, Los AngelesThis lot is under temporary exportation and is subject to import tax (EU).
California-based artist Chris Thorson has a keen interest in the way that
everyday objects display both cultural significance and personal history.
Be it in her paintings or sculptures, her work captures small details that
refer to specific moments, and hint at the stories these seemingly mundane
subjects might tell. Thorson is the Dean of Arts Practice, Painting at the
Oxbow School in Napa, and even in her sculptures painting plays a key
role in her practice. Her sculptures are often created from casts of items
that she painstakingly paints to create a trompe l’oeil effect, and her work
explores the boundaries between what people discard or overlook, and what
they cherish. Painted the year she graduated with an MFA from the San Francisco Art
Institute, Clothes Chair is a precursor to the various sculptural series that
Thorson later created that centred around discarded or dirty clothing
items, such as Lost (2012) and Bro Palace (2013).

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