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    Sale 5396

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    11 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 468

    Julian Schnabel (b. 1951)

    Robot, the Loss of a Sperm Cell

    Price Realised  


    Julian Schnabel (b. 1951)
    Robot, the Loss of a Sperm Cell
    signed and dated 'Julian Schnabel 2/82' (lower centre)
    tempera on printed paper map
    50 5/8 x 30¼in. (128.5 x 76.8cm.)
    Executed in February 1982

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    Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1983.

    Pre-Lot Text

    A lot of what I do is about being in the moment and I think that's hard for people to get. I like it when things suddenly affect the painting. I mix up this red and it affects the whole painting or this little bit of white falls down there, and something changes the whole nature of the thing. The residue on what happens, that's what's in the paintings.

    Julian Schnabel


    Nagoya, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Julian Schnabel: Drawings, November-December 1983.