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a large gothic spire mirrored vertically and twisted hangs in a large gallery

Suppo (scale model 1:2), 2010                           

Born in Belgium in 1965, Wim Delvoye currently lives and works in Brighton, UK. The artist gained international recognition through his participation in major exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale in 1990 and 1999, Documenta IX in 1992, and particularly, through his presentation of “Cloaca” at the New Museum, New York in 2002. Other important solo exhibitions have been held at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy (2009); Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (MAMAC), Nice, France (2010); Musée Rodin, Paris, France (2010); Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium (2010-2011); the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart Tasmania, Australia (2012); and the Musée du Louvre (2012). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan (2015); Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (2016); MUDAM, Luxembourg (2016-17); DHC/ART Foundation pour l’art contemporain, Montreal (2016-17); and the Tinguely Museum, Basel (2017-18). Recently, Delvoye was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels (2019(. His work is in important collections worldwide, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Fondation Cartier, Paris; Museum Kunst-Palast, Düsseldorf; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK), Ghent; and the Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Delvoye has had solo exhibitions at Sperone Westwater in 2002, 2005, and 2013.

 

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nickeled bronze sculpture of Daphnis & Chloë

Wim Delvoye
Daphnis & Chloë Rorschach III, 2012
nickeled bronze
15 3/4 x 9 x 7 1/8 inches (40 x 23 x 18 cm)
SW 13203
Private Collection

a large gothic spire mirrored vertically and twisted hangs in a large gallery

Wim Delvoye
Suppo (scale model 1:2), 2010
laser-cut stainless steel
244 1/8 x 29 1/2 inches (620 x 75 cm) diameter 
SW 13200

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two elk having sex in the missionary position

Wim Delvoye
Trophy (scale model 1:5 - elk), 2010
polished bronze
9 7/8 x 19 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches (25 x 50,5 x 16,5 cm)
edition of 3
SW 12196

cement mixer sculpture composed in a gothic style using laser cut steel tracery

Wim Delvoye
Cement Mixer Scale Model, 2009
laser-cut stainless steel: unique
22 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (56,5 x 52 x 30 cm)
SW 09118
Private Collection

double helix composed of the repeated image of the crucifix

Wim Delvoye
Double Helix Crucifix Alternating Current, 2009
patinated bronze
10 x 85 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches (25,5 x 217 x 17,5 cm)
SW 10214
Private Collection

bulldozer sculpture composed in a gothic style with laser cut steel

Wim Delvoye
D11 Scale Model 2.0, 2008
laser-cut stainless steel
38 1/4 x 87 3/4 x 48 inches (97,2 x 223 x 121 cm)
SW 08097
Private Collection

chromed double helix formed by repeating crucifixes

Wim Delvoye
Double Helix Crucifix alternating Current 13 cm x 91, 2008
chromed-silvered bronze
45 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (115 x 26 x 26 cm)
SW 13219

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blue and red drawing of a cloaca machine

Wim Delvoye
Study for Cloaca #212, 2006
colored pencil on paper
27 3/4 x 19 5/8 inches (70,5 x 50 cm)
30 5/16 x 22 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (77 x 56 x 4,4 cm) frame
SW 10167
Private Collection

schematic drawing of a cloaca machine in pink, blue, green and yellow

Wim Delvoye
Study for Cloaca #213, 2006
graphite and colored pencil on paper
24 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (63 x 45 cm)
27 1/8 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (69 x 52,1 x 4,4 cm) frame
SW 10168
Private Collection

pink drawing of an industrial complex with Wim Delvoye logos overhead

Wim Delvoye
Study for Cloaca #77, 2004
graphite and colored pencil on paper
24 3/8 x 17 3/4 inches (62 x 45 cm)
27 1/8 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches ( 69 x 52,1 x4,4 cm) frame
SW 10173
Private Collection

tattooed taxidermy pig

Wim Delvoye
Eugénie, 2005
stuffed tattooed pig
29 1/4 x 62 x 13 inches (74 x 157 x 33 cm)
SW 11252
Private Collection

framed tattooed pigskin

Wim Delvoye
Untitled (Jeanette), 2005
tattooed pigskin on stretcher, gilded frame
51 5/8 x 39 3/8 inches (131 x 100 cm)
SW 10153
Private Collection

x-ray of a pelvis and intestines with a middle finger inserted into the rear

Wim Delvoye
Butt 1, 2000
cibachrome print on aluminum
49 1/4 x 39 3/8 inches (125 x 100 cm)
edition of 6
SW 02257

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nickeled bronze sculpture of Daphnis & Chloë

Wim Delvoye
Daphnis & Chloë Rorschach III, 2012
nickeled bronze
15 3/4 x 9 x 7 1/8 inches (40 x 23 x 18 cm)
SW 13203
Private Collection

a large gothic spire mirrored vertically and twisted hangs in a large gallery

Wim Delvoye
Suppo (scale model 1:2), 2010
laser-cut stainless steel
244 1/8 x 29 1/2 inches (620 x 75 cm) diameter 
SW 13200

two elk having sex in the missionary position

Wim Delvoye
Trophy (scale model 1:5 - elk), 2010
polished bronze
9 7/8 x 19 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches (25 x 50,5 x 16,5 cm)
edition of 3
SW 12196

cement mixer sculpture composed in a gothic style using laser cut steel tracery

Wim Delvoye
Cement Mixer Scale Model, 2009
laser-cut stainless steel: unique
22 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (56,5 x 52 x 30 cm)
SW 09118
Private Collection

double helix composed of the repeated image of the crucifix

Wim Delvoye
Double Helix Crucifix Alternating Current, 2009
patinated bronze
10 x 85 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches (25,5 x 217 x 17,5 cm)
SW 10214
Private Collection

bulldozer sculpture composed in a gothic style with laser cut steel

Wim Delvoye
D11 Scale Model 2.0, 2008
laser-cut stainless steel
38 1/4 x 87 3/4 x 48 inches (97,2 x 223 x 121 cm)
SW 08097
Private Collection

chromed double helix formed by repeating crucifixes

Wim Delvoye
Double Helix Crucifix alternating Current 13 cm x 91, 2008
chromed-silvered bronze
45 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (115 x 26 x 26 cm)
SW 13219

blue and red drawing of a cloaca machine

Wim Delvoye
Study for Cloaca #212, 2006
colored pencil on paper
27 3/4 x 19 5/8 inches (70,5 x 50 cm)
30 5/16 x 22 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (77 x 56 x 4,4 cm) frame
SW 10167
Private Collection

schematic drawing of a cloaca machine in pink, blue, green and yellow

Wim Delvoye
Study for Cloaca #213, 2006
graphite and colored pencil on paper
24 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (63 x 45 cm)
27 1/8 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (69 x 52,1 x 4,4 cm) frame
SW 10168
Private Collection

pink drawing of an industrial complex with Wim Delvoye logos overhead

Wim Delvoye
Study for Cloaca #77, 2004
graphite and colored pencil on paper
24 3/8 x 17 3/4 inches (62 x 45 cm)
27 1/8 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches ( 69 x 52,1 x4,4 cm) frame
SW 10173
Private Collection

tattooed taxidermy pig

Wim Delvoye
Eugénie, 2005
stuffed tattooed pig
29 1/4 x 62 x 13 inches (74 x 157 x 33 cm)
SW 11252
Private Collection

framed tattooed pigskin

Wim Delvoye
Untitled (Jeanette), 2005
tattooed pigskin on stretcher, gilded frame
51 5/8 x 39 3/8 inches (131 x 100 cm)
SW 10153
Private Collection

x-ray of a pelvis and intestines with a middle finger inserted into the rear

Wim Delvoye
Butt 1, 2000
cibachrome print on aluminum
49 1/4 x 39 3/8 inches (125 x 100 cm)
edition of 6
SW 02257