Oct 19, 2023 - Sale 2649

Sale 2649 - Lot 161

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
NOAH PURIFOY (1917 - 2004)
Untitled (Domino Toaster).

Assemblage of tiled white dominoes on a toaster, 1996. Approximately 194x222x146 mm; 7 7/8x9 1/2x5 3/4 inches. Engraved signature and date on a white metal plaque, on the side with the temperature control. Signed and dated in ink on the underside.

Provenance: gift from the artist, the Xavier Cázares Cortéz Family Collection.

This assemblage by Noah Purifoy is from his Domino Toaster series, where Puriofy reused Proctor-Silex toasters and tiles them with dominos to give new meaning. Championing a Duchampian approach, Purifoy recycled and assembled discarded, everyday items, making ordinary, utilitarian objects into works of fine art.