LIFE VEST (EMERGENCY), 2014

Important Australian Fine Art + International Art
Melbourne
27 November 2019
25

ALEX SETON

born 1977
LIFE VEST (EMERGENCY), 2014

bronze

51.0 x 34.0 x 40.0 cm

edition: 1/3

signed, dated and numbered at base: Alexander Seton Ed 1/3 2014

Estimate: 
$25,000 – 35,000
Sold for $28,060 (inc. BP) in Auction 59 - 27 November 2019, Melbourne
Provenance

Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
The Mainland Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above in 2015

Exhibited

Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney at Art Basel, Hong Kong, 13 – 17 March 2015
Young & Free: An Australian Discourse, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, New South Wales, 10 February – 18 March 2017

Catalogue text

Alex Seton lives and works in Sydney

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2018 Cargo, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
2017 The Island, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
2017 Countercurrents, Samstag Museum, Adelaide
2016 Forming in the Pupil of an Eye: Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, Kochi, India
2016 Wynne Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2015 The Journey, Galerie Paris – Beijing, Paris
2014 – 15 Refoulement, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin and touring to Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; and Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland
2014 – 15 As of Today, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
2014 – 15 Sealed Section, Artbank, Sydney
2014 Replicator, Tweed Regional Gallery, New South Wales
2014 What Marcel Duchamp Taught Me, The Fine Art Society, London, UK
2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
2013 Roughing Out, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney
2012 Six More, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
2011 Double Vision, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Victoria

SELECTED LITERATURE
Mendelsohn, J., ‘Honouring the dead – Alex Seton’s stark, moving protest sculptures carved from marble’, The Conversation, 12 December 2018
Mitsuji, T., ‘Alex Seton explores our cultural baggage in Cargo’, Art Guide Australia, Melbourne, 26 September 2018
Fortescue, E., ‘Sculptor Alex Seton’s monumental view of history’, The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 11 May 2017
Grishin, S., ‘Art Review – Alex Seton at the Australian War Memorial’, The Canberra Times, Canberra, 27 February 2015
Frost, A., ‘This is what it looks like’, Art Collector, Sydney, issue 70, October – December 2014, p. 146 – 153
Capon, E. & Fairly, G., Alex Seton: Roughing Out, exhibition catalogue, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney, 2013
Frost, A., ‘Memorial to the Forgotten’ in Alexander Seton: Elegy on Resistance, exhibition catalogue, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney and ArtHK12, Hong Kong, 2012

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Albury Regional Gallery, Albury
Artbank, Sydney
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Australian War Memorial,
Canberra
Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
Danish Royal Art Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fidelity Worldwide Investment, Hong Kong and Sydney
Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast
HBO Collection, New York, USA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

REPRESENTED BY
Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore