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Robert Gober

(American, 1954)

The Inverted Sink, 1985

plaster, wood, steel, wire lath, and paint
overall: 66 1/4 x 102 1/4 x 24 inches (168.275 x 259.715 x 60.96 cm)
Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund, 2003 and by exchange, Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr. and the Stevenson Family, 2004
2003:24

Inscriptions

  • inscription/reverse, upper left, 'The Inverted Sink'
  • signature, dated/reverse, upper left, Robert Gober 1985

Provenance

  • Paula Cooper Gallery, 1985–September 26, 1985 (from the artist, 1985; sold to Edward Downe, New York and Southampton, New York, September 26, 1985)
  • Downe, Edward R., September 26, 1985–1988 (purchased from Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, September 26, 1985; to Gagosian Gallery, New York, 1988)
  • Gagosian Gallery, 1988–probably March 1989 (from Edward Downe, 1988; to Galerie Thomas Borgmann, Cologne, probably March 1989)
  • Galerie Thomas Borgmann, probably March 1989 (from Gagosian Gallery, New York, probably March 1989; to Galerie Max Hetzler)
  • Galerie Max Hetzler, 1993 (from Galerie Thomas Borgmann, Cologne; sold to Rita and Toby Schreiber, San Francisco, 1993)
  • Schreiber, Toby, 1993–November 13, 2002 (purchased from Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, 1993; sold at auction, Christie's, New York, Post-War and Contemporary Art, sale no. 1150, lot 26, November 13, 2002)
  • Schreiber, Rita, 1993–November 13, 2002 (purchased from Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, 1993; sold at auction, Christie's, New York, Post-War and Contemporary Art, sale no. 1150, lot 26, November 13, 2002)
  • Christie's Manson and Woods International, November 13, 2002 (sold at auction, Post-War and Contemporary Art (Evening), sale no. 1150, lot 26, November 13, 2002)
  • Anthony Meier Fine Arts, November 13, 2002 (purchased at auction, Christie's, New York, Post-War and Contemporary Art, sale no. 1150, lot 26, November 13, 2002)
  • Gladstone Gallery, November 13, 2002–September 4, 2003 (purchased at auction, Christie's, New York, Post-War and Contemporary Art, sale no. 1150, lot 26, November 13, 2002; sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, September 4, 2003)