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    Sale 5417

    Post-War & Contemporary Art

    2 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 599

    Dennis A. Oppenheim (b. 1938)

    Above the Wall of Electrocution

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Dennis A. Oppenheim (b. 1938)
    Above the Wall of Electrocution
    titled and inscribed 'ELECTRICAL PLUGS, ABOVE THE WALL OF ELECTROCUTION, FABRIC/FANS/MASKS' (along the lower edge); signed and dated 'Dennis Oppenheim 1989' (along the right edge)
    charcoal, watercolour, enamel and coloured chalks on two sheets of paper
    76¼ x 50in. (193.7 x 127cm.)
    Executed in 1989


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    Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    'Art is a wiry, electric force'
    Stuart Morgan Dennis Oppenheim interviewed, New York Arts Journal, 1978, p. 30