“One Hundred Fish Fountain” at Gagosian NY
Tags: Contemporary Art, Gagosian, New York, Sculpture, Upcoming Exhibitions
Next week, Gagosian’s flagship gallery at 980 Madison will exhibit two major sculptures for a two-month span: A Painting in Four Parts, by Robert Ryman, and One Hundren Fish Fountain by Bruce Nauman.
The latter was first exhibited at Donald Young Gallery in Chicago in 2005, where it was swiped up by hedge fund manager Adam Sender for $2 million. GalleristNY assumes that the sculpture is presumably for sale at Gagosian — Sender seems to be selling off the majority of his sculptures in recent years — but neither the collector nor the gallery could be reached for comment.
If it is, indeed, up for sale, the price tag would most likely exceed $3 million.
Nauman’s sculpture is composed on 97 bronze casts of fish that are suspended in mid-air. True to its functionality, water shoots constantly out of their mouths, where it collects in a giant trough below.
The sculpture was exhibited (to emphatic reviews) at Dia: Beacon shortly after Sender’s purchase of it.
The exhibition runs until August 24.
Adam Sender’s Huge Bruce Nauman Fountain to Go on View at Gagosian via GalleristNY
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