246. Jimmie Durham

Jimmie Durham
(1940-2021)
Glass (2006–2008)
Wood, glass, fluorescent tube, H. 126 x W. 48 x D. 35 cm
Provenance:
– Christine König Galerie, Vienna, 2008
– Corporate collection, the Netherlands
Note:
Jimmie Durham, born James Durham in 1940, has made a lasting impact on contemporary art as an American sculptor, essayist, and poet. His work, often politically charged and thought-provoking, has placed him at the forefront of the art world for decades.
In the 1960s, Durham became a key figure in the New York downtown art scene, drawing inspiration from his Cherokee heritage. His sculptures, crafted from wood, stone, glass, and found objects, delve into themes of identity, colonialism, and the intersection of Native American culture with global politics. Notably, Durham seamlessly merges traditional Native American craftsmanship with a contemporary, avant-garde aesthetic.
Durham's love for glass art goes beyond the physical act of creation. For him, glass is a medium of storytelling, a means to express complex emotions and abstract concepts. Through his art, he explores themes of fragility, resilience, and the interplay of light and shadow. His creations invite viewers to contemplate the subtle nuances of life, encouraging them to see the world through a new lens.

Estimate
€ 4.000 - 6.000
Hammer amount
€ 3.800