Amie Siegel: Provenance

19 October, Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Sale, London

Amie Siegel, Provenance, 2013, (still) HD video, 40 min 30 sec. Courtesy the artist and Simon Preston Gallery

Chicago born artist Amie Siegel's film, Provenance, 2013documents, in reverse, the journey of modernist furniture, originally made by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret for the Indian city of Chandigarh, via the salerooms and auction houses to expensive apartments in Europe and the US. 

The project takes a self-reflexive turn this weekend when the film itself will be sold as lot 248 in Christie's Post-War and Contemporary sale.