Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern & Contemporary Art + Design

Sat, Dec 3, 2022 12:00PM EST
Lot 909

Massive Shark Toof Painting, 144"W

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Shark Toof (20th C.)
Marking(s); notes: signed
Country of origin; materials: American; spray paint on canvas
Dimensions (H, W, D): 80"h, 144"w (work is not framed; hinged stretcher folds for transportation/storage)
Additional Information: Work is titled "Cici N'est Pas Une Blue Shark." The consignor, who knows the artist personally, shared the following about the work: "The inspiration for 'Cici N'est Pas Une Blue Shark,' the artist's largest work on canvas with the shark image, was 'Deep Blue,' the largest great white shark ever recorded. A great admirer of Marcel Duchamp, the artist notes the following when discussing the title of the work: 'We all laugh and yet somehow Duchamp’s readymade toilet piece is omniscient, comical, obtrusive, engaging, and frankly, a stubborn answer to what art is. This piece is not a blue shark.' " The artist's full essay is available on request and a printed copy will accompany the work.

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very good, a couple discreet indentations where canvas bends, very minor edge scuff

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