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Robert Gober Contemporary Art

Untitled, 1993-1994
Wood, vinyl, and acrylic paint. 80 x 52 1/2 x 24 in. (203.2 x 133.4 x 61 cm). Signed and dated “R. Gober 1993-4” on the reverse.

Have a couple of millions to spare? You can get a beautiful Colgate smile...and no flossing required! This contemporary art work was made by Robert Gober in 1994 and has an estimate of $2,500,000 to $3,500,000 (FYI: we are not making a mistake with the zeros). With great subtlety, Robert Gober raises these seemingly common objects to another level. By detaching them from their iconographic context and manipulating them to the point of alienation, he changes their identities. They break out of their representative role. Abstraction (form) and metaphor (meaning) merge. Even if the objects look introvert, intimate and modest, they activate and create space in a dynamic manner,"

Phillips de Pury & Company; New York
Contemporary Art, Part I
May 14, 2009