Back in June, Arsham posted a series of images to his Instagram featuring magazine covers reimagined as ‘Future Relics.’
‘Quartz Eroded Vogue Magazine 101’ is part of Arsham's ongoing exploration of destruction and creation. “Crystals grow over millennia, so is the work falling apart, or growing together?” he asked in an Instagram post in September.
In the recently auctioned work, quartz crystals appear to emerge from a clean matte background. Arsham deploys quartz, selenite, hydrostone to render a copy of the iconic Vogue magazine that appears to have been excavated in an archaeological dig.