October 2010 - £91,250 ($146,091)

Lot 103 on Christie's auction site... "Reflecting the relationship between an object, the chair, and the human body through images, I thought of the funny and grotesque marks that strong textured chairs leave on the nude bodies of the bathers at the seaside in summertime: a true negative contact which, temporarily, aesthetically reveals the original surface of contact. The idea of reconstructing a sequence of markings in the studio, bringing chairs and backs together, seemed exhilarating to me." - Gabriele Basilico, Contact, Pietrasanta, 2006, unpaged gabriele-basilico_chair 2 gabriele-basilico_chair2 2