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    Sale 5396

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    11 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 470

    A. R. Penck (b. 1939)

    Erde im Kasten

    Price Realised  

    A. R. Penck (b. 1939)
    Erde im Kasten
    signed 'ar.penck' (along the lower edge); signed and titled 'ar. penck Erde im Kasten' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    15 7/8 x 11 7/8in. (40.4 x 32.2cm.)
    Painted in 1995


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    Provenance

    Galerie Edition Copenhagen, Copenhagen.
    Galerie Moderne, Silkeborg.


    Post Lot Text

    "Penck's dual gift, both intellectual and aesthetic, permits him to gaze fearlessly at phenomena from which others have long turned away, whether out of the inability to cope that leads to repression or out of the overconfidence that leads to hasty, noncommittal abstraction. Penck works against the illusions and delusions caused by the way things really are."

    (S. Gohr & A.R. Penck, Penck, New York 2007).