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Current bid: $2,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount
823587 12-Jun-2021 02:04:40 PM $2,000

LOT h004

1984 -

Fisherman in Love
inkjet print, 2020
30 1/2 x 24 in, 77.5 x 61 cm

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Sold for: $2,500

Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor

Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Galerie Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg

Mike Bourscheid, email, April 14, 2021

Born in Luxembourg and based in Vancouver and Brussels, Mike Bourscheid represented Luxembourg at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. His work has been shown at the Western Front in Vancouver, Kunstpalais Erlangen in Germany, MNHA in Luxembourg and K-Gold Temporary in Greece, among others. His upcoming projects include a solo show at Richmond Art Gallery, a solo show at LIAR NYC and a group exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Germany. Bourscheid is known for his sculpture, photography and performance, often using a combination of these media to express social and political concerns through the device of humour. He holds an MFA from the University of Arts Berlin (UdK).

Fisherman in Love is a large-scale inkjet print of a photogram, the black-and-white result of a photographic process in which objects are placed directly onto photosensitive paper and exposed to light. For this work, Bourscheid arranged fly fishing lures, fasteners and personal jewellery into a configuration that cleverly evokes the outfit—complete with overalls and boots—of an imaginary fisherman, a character who the artist playfully describes as “looking for love at the bottom of the sea.”

Accompanying this lot is a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist, dated May 20th, 2021 and stating this work is edition 1/3.

Please note: Consignor Hammer Price proceeds of this lot will benefit the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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