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    Sale 11960

    First Open | London

    14 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16

    Albert Oehlen (B. 1954)

    Das Mädchen "Regenbogen" (The Girl "Rainbow")

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    Albert Oehlen (B. 1954)
    Das Mädchen "Regenbogen" (The Girl "Rainbow")
    signed and dated 'A. Oehlen 95' (lower right); titled 'Das Mädchen "Regenbogen"' (on the reverse)
    watercolour, graphite and charcoal on paper
    17 x 12 7/8in. (43.2 x 32.5cm.)
    Executed in 1995

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    ‘I see it this way: it’s the confluence of earnestness and ridiculousness that allows the artist to run riot. It’s comparable to a classic jazz soloist. He runs riot within his harmony and stretches it as far as it can’ (A. Oehlen, quoted in ‘Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen in conversation with Albert Oehlen’, Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden, exh. cat., New Museum, New York, 2015, p. 102).

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    Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

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