The Penis
Artwork: The Penis
Size: 241 x 201.4 cm
Medium: Mixed media
Creation year: 1978
Marks: Signed and dated 1978
Category: Photography
Artwork details : In sixteen parts
Provenance: Galerie Anthony d'Offay, London; Private collection; Sale: Sotheby's New York, Contemporary Art - Evening Auction, 12 May 2004, lot 59; Private collection; Sale: Christie's London, Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction, 14 October 2011, lot 46; Collection Alain & Candice Fraiberger
Exhibition history: Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum; Dusseldorf, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf; Paris, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou; London, Whitechapel Gallery, Gilbert & George: Photo-Pieces 1968 - 1980; 1980-1981; catalogue, p. 262, illustrated in colour; Baltimore, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Gilbert & George 1997 - 1998, 1984; catalogue, p. 63, illustrated in colour; Paris, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Gilbert & George, 1997-1998; catalogue, illustrated in colour, pp. 139, 375; Oslo, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Gilbert & George 1970 - 1997, 1999, no. 22; London, Tate Modern; Munich, Haus der Kunst; Turin, Castello di Rivoli; San Francisco, De Young Fine Art Museum of San Francisco; Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum; New York, Brooklyn Museum, Gilbert & George: Major Exhibition; 2007-2009; catalogue, p. 75, no. 76, illustrated in colour

Sotheby's Paris

Date: 2017-12-06
Lot Number: 5
Low Estimate: $829515
High Estimate: $1185020