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Draped marble (Fior di Pesco Carnico, Fior di Pesco Apuano, Crema Dorlion, Onyx)
(2015)

Medium
marble, painted steel, wood
Measurements
(a-e) 98.0 × 458.6 × 42.3 cm (installation)
Place/s of Execution
Los Angeles, California, United States
Accession Number
2017.450.a-e
Department
Contemporary Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2017
© Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Gallery location
Not on display
Analia Saban uses stone as ‘fabric’ in her seemingly magical work Draped marble (Fior di Pesco Carnico, Fior di Pesco Apuano, Crema Dorlion, Onyx), playing with viewers’ perception and expectations in order to blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture. Abstract patterns in the crystalline mineral structures of Saban’s broken marble ‘canvases’ recall vast and cavernous landscapes. Central to the artist’s investigation is the poetic connection she draws between minerals and pigments. The once-fluid particles that make up stone suggest its potential to be milled back into pigment for paint.