Daniel Silver


onyx and artist plinth
sculpture: 23 5/8 x 14 1/4 x 12 5/8 inches; sculpture and plinth: 73 5/8 x 14 1/4 x 12 5/8 inches

Sculpture may be presented with or without artist plinth

London-born sculptor Daniel Silver’s work uses reproductions of Greco-Roman busts as his initial form, only to distort and further manipulate these objects into a new portrait that casts canonical measurement aside. Much of Silver’s work stands as a nod to traditional sculpture, while subverting viewers’ expectations of finished, fully-realized works of art. Untitled holds true to this pivot between antiquity and contemporary representation in its buffed bust of rounded, nearly puffy facial features distorted by vertical amber marbling that rolls along the contours of the skull and hair. The work steps away from the storied notoriety and power held by recognizable Greco-Roman gods and nestles into a subtle ambiguity. Silver has shown his work at the Freud Museum, London; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg; and the Antikenmuseum, Basel, among others.

estimated retail value: $55,000
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