Original Clay Sculpture

Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000

Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000
Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000
Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000
Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000
Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000
Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000
Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000
Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000
Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000
Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000

Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000   Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000
For sale is an original Holly Zausner sculpey clay figural sculpture that she made in the early 2000's. She worked in this medium for some time earlier in her career before focusing more on film. Provenance: Elaine Weitzen Collection: The Sculpture Center, Queens NYC. Acquired at sale of Elaine Weitzen estate.

This work features an expressive figural sculpture depicting a figural form grappling with a crystal wine glass that one can interpret as having spilled its contents out and surrounding the figure. You can see many very similar works in this medium and these specific colors on the artist's website. The sculpture had some cracks and chips that we filled in using the original color sculpey material.


Zausner's vision is not apocalyptic but ruminative, a poetics of the inconclusive and ephemeral in which the locations are the "meaning, not the backdrop, " she says. It's about searching, not about finding, an existential, feminist mediation. Early in her career, the artist-who was born in New Jersey, studied at Bard College and then at the New York Studio School-created an odd, handmade figure with floppy, octopus-like arms and legs. The sculpture, which was first fashioned out of Hydrocal, and later rubber and clay, often in bright primary colors, came to serve as a kind of ungainly doppelgänger. Eventually Zausner made it life-size or larger. She animated it by hurling it upward from the roof of her Chelsea studio, using the sky and the city as backdrop. While the sculpture spiraled in space, Zausner photographed it, studying the patterns it sketched while ascending and falling through the air. She was looking for ideas about movement. "The shapes never repeated themselves, " she says of her dolls' various trajectories. I did this for a year, day and night.

Eventually, when the scuptures became too heavy to throw, she carried them outside and started working with them in film. Zausner has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the United States including solo exhibitions at the Neue Nationalgalerie; Bode Museum, Berlin; SculptureCenter, New York among others. She was the recipient of 2007 DAAD Film Grant in Berlin and in 1993, she received the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship. SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS.

2016 10th Avenue NY, NY 10011, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadephia, PA. 2015 Unsettled Matter, Postmasters, New York, NY. Unsettled Matter, Loock Galerie, Berlin, Germany.

2012 A Small Criminal Enterprise, Postmasters, New York, NY. Cinemania (two person exhibition with Harun Farocki), Herbert F.

Johnson Museum at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. 2011 unseen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

2010 Re-Edit, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany. 2008 Film Drawings, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany. 2007 Unseen, Bode-Museum, Berlin, Germany.

Unseen, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany. 2005 Second Breath, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Germany. Second Breath, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany. The new beginning, Kunstverein Goettingen im Kuenstlerhaus, Germany. 2002 G- Woman/ G-Man, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany. 2001 G-Woman, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany. 1999 Galerie Wohnmaschine, Sculpture Statement Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany.

1998 Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY. 1997 More Lost Illusions, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany.

More Lost Illusions, Verein zur Förderung Künstlerischer Projekt Mit gesellschaftlicher Relevanz e. Lost Illusions, Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY. 1996 Blue Angel, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany. 1992 Sculpture Center, New York, NY. 2017 Seen & Heard: An Active Commemoration of the Suffrage Movement, Curated by DJ Hellerman, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY.

2015 Women Crush Wednesday, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY. The Transportation Business, Curated by Gregory Volk, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, NY. 2013 Coming Together: Surviving Sandy, Curated by Phong Bui, Brooklyn, NY. 2012 Shelf Life, Berlin Collective, Berlin, Germany. An Audio tour through Berlin by Karin Sander, Temporaere Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany. 2008 LOOP'08 BARCELONA, International Festival and Fair for Video art, Barcelona, Spain. Das Phanomen der Geschwindigkeit im Film, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Rüsselsheim, Germany. 2007 Agitation and Repose, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY. 2005 Skirting the Line: Conceptual Drawing, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN. Realism Reversed, gallery Christian Dam, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oslo, Finland. 2004 Film Program, NGBK, Berlin, Germany. 2003 Himmelschwer, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria. 2002 UN RAPPORT D'OEIL, Galerie Müller-Roth, Stuttgart, Germany. Log- in/ Locked out, Akademie der Künste/Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany. 2001 Horizont, Art Agents Gallery, Hamburg, Germany. Once, Then Something, Sculpture Center, New York, NY. Face off, Art Cologne, Germany. 2000 Group Show, Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden, Germany. 1998 Fashioned, White Box, New York, NY.

Brite Magic, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY. Shake, PS 122, New York, NY. Ordinary/Extraordinary: Anne Agee, Aric Obrosey, and Holly Zausner, Johnson County Community.

College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS. 1997 Strange Days, Caren Golden Fine Arts, New York, NY. Canny, Art Projects International, New York, NY. Projectroom, Galerie Margrit Gass, Basel Switzerland.

Flex Color, Apex Art, New York, NY. White Out, Workspace, New York, NY. 1995 Ooze, Black and Heron Space, New York, NY.

Between This and That, 8th Floor Gallery, New York, NY. Table of Contents, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY. Body as Metaphor, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY.

1994 Random Access, Ranmarine Gallery, Long Island City, NY. Reverence for Clay/Irreverence, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ. 1993 Bodily, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, NY.

Suspended Figure II, Saint Peter's Church, New York, NY. 1990 Image, Object Abstracted, City University Graduate Center, New York, NY. An Obscure Object to Desire, Marymount College Gallery, New York, NY. 1989 Emerging Sculptors, Sculpture Center, New York, NY.

Two Person Show, The Gallery, New York, NY. 1987 Group Exhibition, Bond Gallery, New York, NY. 2018 Double Feature, Holly Zausner, Unsettled Matter and Chris Marker, La Jettee, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfort, Germany.

2004 Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria. 2006 DAAD Film Grant, Berlin, Germany.

1997 Verein zur Förderung künstlerischer Projekte mit gesellschaftlicher Relevanz e. 1993 Artist's Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, Sculpture.

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Russ, Sabine and Volk, Gregory, "Once, Then Something", New York Arts, March, 2001. Nikolova, Milena, "Reviews, " Flash Art, November-December, 1999. Koplos, Janet, "Holly Zausner at Caren Golden", Art in America, September, 1999. Muller, Katrina Bettina, "Das Wesendes Abwesenden, "Der Tagespiegel, June 26, 1999. Henze, Nikola, " Klinische Suenden, "Berliner Morgenpost, June 24,1999.

Bakke, Erik, "Studio Visit with Holly Zausner", NY ARTS, June, 1999. Levin, Kim, "Voice Choices, " The Village Voice, November 25, 1998. Muller, Mario M, The Syntax of Media: Daniella Dooling at Anna Kustera Gallery and. Newhall, Edith, "Talent, " New York Magazine, November 16, 1998. "Holly Zausner at Caren Golden Fine Art, " Review, November 15, 1998.

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29, The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, March 20, 1998. Johnson, Ken, "Art in Review: Strange Days, " The New York Times, January 2, 1998. Levin, Kim, "Strange Days - Voice Choice, " The Village Voice, December 23, 1997. Werneburg, Brigitte, "Klare sprachliche Unklarheit und andere Trübheiten, " TAZ, October 11, 1997. Wünnenberg, Inge, "Dynamik des Früstücks, " Frankfurter Allgemeine, July 21, 1997.

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Watkins, Eileen, "Reviews, " Newark Star Ledger, September 3, 1995. Raynor, Vivien, "Diverse Visions, Common Ground, " The New York Times, July 30,1995. Melrod, George, "New York Reviews, " Sculpture, January/February, 1994. Watkins, Eileen, "Reviews, " Newark Star Ledger, December 5, 1993.

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Berlin, Germ, any, Bode-Museum, 2007. Skirting the Line: Conceptual Drawing. Greencastle, IN, DePauw University, 2005. Copenhagen, Denmark, Christian Dam Gallery, 2005. Berlin, Germany, Galerie Wohnmaschine, 2001. Ordinary/Extraordinary: Anne Agee, Aric Obrosey, Holly Zausner. KS: Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, 1998. New York, NY: Apex Art, 1997.

New York, NY: The Workspace, 1997. Berlin, Germany: Galerie Wohnmaschine, 1996. Russ, Sabine, "Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine" Berlin, Germany. New York, NY: Police Building, 1993. New York, NY: Sculpture Center, 1992.

New York, NY: Triplex Gallery, BMCC, 1990. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "upstatetreasures14" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Artist: Holly Zausner
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Year of Production: 2000
  • Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
  • Size: Medium
  • Style: Contemporary Art
  • Material: Sculpey Clay
  • Region of Origin: Berlin Germany
  • Subject: New York
  • Time Period Produced: 2000-Now

Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000   Berlin Based New York Artist Holly Zausner Sculpey Sculpture. Circa 2000