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Bill Viola
The Locked Garden, 2000
Video performance
Current bid:
€ 20,000
Estimate:
€ 20,000
End: 06-15-24 15:36:00 Berlin
06-15-24 09:36:00 New York
06-15-24 06:36:00 Los Angeles (21 days, 12h:02m)

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Lot description
The Locked Garden. 2000.
Video performance. Color video diptych on two free-standing vertical LCD flat screens that are framed and hinged, mounted on a pedestal. Duration: 12:24 minutes.
One of five copies along with one artist copy. 41.2 x 66.3 x 16.5 cm (16.2 x 26.1 x 6.4 in). Pedestal: 105,5 x 76 cm (41,5 x 29,9 x 23,6 in).
Functioning. With orig. archive folder with, among others, documents on the work and DVDs. [AR].

• Bill Viola is one of the most important contemporary video artists.
• He explores the complexity of human emotions with modern techniques.
• "The Locked Garden" shows a mute confrontation shot in slow-motion, the changing emotions of a man and a woman, from joy, sorrow, anger to fear.
• Part of the grand travelling exhibition "The Passions", 2003–2005, with shows at, among others, the Getty Museum, Los Angeles and The National Gallery, London.
• His works can be found at, among others, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery, London
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With a signed and numbered certificate issued by the artist on March 7, 2001.

PROVENANCE: James Cohan Gallery, New York.
Private collection Spain (acquired from the above in 2009).

EXHIBITION: Bill Viola: The Passions, travelling exhibition, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The National Gallery, London; Fundació "La Caixa", Madrid and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2003-2005.

"The nature of The Locked Garden is about human relationships, specifically male-female relationships."
Quoted from the included Artist's Description of "The Locked Garden".

Fully functioning and in good condition. The frame of the flatscreen TV has small, unobtrusive stains. The pedestal is also slightly stained, especailly at the top and has small blemishes, predominantly along the edges.
Bill Viola
The Locked Garden, 2000
Video performance
Starting bid:
€ 20,000
Estimate
€ 20,000
End: 06-15-24 15:36:00 Berlin
06-15-24 09:36:00 New York
06-15-24 06:36:00 Los Angeles (21 days, 12h:02m)

Please enter your maximum bid, it will only be used to the extent necessary to beat the next best bid.
Bid plus 32 % buyer's premium (differential taxation without separate VAT statement, sales tax certificate upon request) and droit de suite charge without VAT.
Self pick-up: free of charge,
insured shipping:
within Germany 114,16 €,
within the EU countries 183,09 €,
outside the EU countries on request.


After entering your maximum bid you will be able to check your entry and you will be provided with further information. Only after a further confirmation your bid will be binding.