17 September, 2016, 11:00pm CEST (Basel, Switzerland)
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, _Palace of Projects 1999, 2003_
Estimate CHF 60‘000 - 70‘000
Silkscreen, offset lithograph and collage on paper
120 x 161.5 x 2 cm
Framed: 135 x 175 x 7 cm
Edition: 28/30 + 10 AP
Signed and dated
Provenance: Donated by the artists
This item will be sold during the Live Auction at the Fondation Beyeler on Saturday 17 September 2016 at 21:00 CEST.
Online bidding for this item will close on Saturday 17 September 2016 at 14:00 CEST.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +447881312880 to register to bid via the phone or to leave a written bid. Thank you.\n\nThe Kabakov’s Palace of Projects installation at Zeche Zollverein in Essen, of which this mixed media artwork can be seen as both a part and a visualization, displays, in the artists’ words, “a seemingly common known and even trivial truth: the world consists of a multitude of projects, realized ones, half-realized ones and not realized at all. Everything that we see around us, in the world surrounding us, everything that we discover in the past, that which possibly could comprise the future—all of this is a limitless world of projects.” Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are convinced that “to have one’s own project, to realize it, perhaps, should be inherent in every person: the project is the concentration, the embodiment of meaning of life and it is the moment of determination of the project that marks the beginning of true human existence.”