UGO RONDINONE, still.life. (apple), 2008 2.25 x 2.5 x 2.25 inches
painted bronze, lead
Ugo Rondinone’s “still.life (apple)” is a highly realistic, lead-filled, painted bronze sculpture. A promotion text explains: ‘As the title still.life suggests, Rondinone’s multiple represents a self-contained, frozen moment; weighted and isolated with lead. This apple is an object of desire: it is a sublime example of trompe l’oeil, which reflects a long tradition of still life in paintings’.
History of prices:
Sculpture Center, New York, USA US$ 6,500.- February 2012