Bill Culbert

Yellow Still Life

Art + Object

Important Paintings & Contemporary Art

10 August 2021

Lot 13

An intimate assemblage from an artist who employs light and common objects to construct dialogue between our everyday world and some realm beyond. In a sense this initiates an experience of transcendence for the viewer, though not without irony or humour. The plinth is a worn biscuit tin while its upheld and illuminated relics are plastic, seemingly mundane: a yellow cup upturned, oil and soap dispensers. The contrasting shapes and subtle variation in colour are enough to engage and, like a Joseph Cornell puzzle, we can extend these boundaries at our own leisure. This piece should sustain engagement over the long term. Auction estimate (NZ $7,000-$10,000)

Price realised at Auction NZ $7,207.

Shirin Neshat      Passage Series


Post War and Contemporary Art Day Sale

2 July 2021