Carol Bove, Vases from 2020

Carol Bove
Vases from 2020
Stainless steel and glass
Dimensions variable
$2,000 - $5,000 (each)

(A)  13 ⅛ x 4 ⅛ x 3 ½ inches, $3,000

(B)  21 x 5 ½ x 3 ¼ inches, $5,000

(C)  17 ¼ x 4 ⅛ x 4 inches, $4,000

(D)  6 ⅝ x 3 ⅞ x 3 ¾ inches, $2,000

(E)  14 ¼ x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ inches, $3,000

“I cut strips of stainless steel with a plasma cutter and welded them to a long stainless steel tube. After this initial period of active formation, the sculpture waited for five years for something to happen. The vase form presented itself as the solution to the unfinished project toward the end of the summer. The ephemerality of flowers in the vase and the ephemerality of steel, shown bearing the traces of being cut through melting, are contrasted; the two materials apparently moving at very different speeds.”

—Carol Bove

About the Artist 

Born in 1971 in Geneva, Carol Bove was raised in Berkeley, California, and studied at New York University. Bove currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. In 2021, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will debut a newly commissioned project by Bove for the niches of the museum's historic façade. Venues that have hosted significant solo exhibitions include Kunstverein, Hamburg (2003); The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2004); Kunsthalle Zürich (2004); Tate St Ives, England (2009); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2010); The Common Guild, Glasgow (2013); The High Line, New York (2013), The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013), and The Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, The Contemporary Austin (2017). Major group exhibitions featuring the artist’s work include documenta 13, Kassel (2012); the Venice Biennale (2011, 2017, 2019); and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2020).  Work by the artist is represented in permanent collections worldwide, including: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.