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    Sale 5396

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    11 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 324

    Dirk Skreber (b. 1961)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Dirk Skreber (b. 1961)
    Untitled
    signed 'Skreber' (on the overlap)
    oil, varnish, and window seal on canvas
    66 7/8 x 118¼in. (169.9 x 300.4cm.)
    Executed in 1998


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    Provenance

    Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is marked with a red square in the catalogue and will therefore be transferred to storage at 9.00am the day after the sale.

    Please note that this lot is illustrated upside down in the catalogue and should be rotated 180 degrees.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Skreber's paintings romp in the buffer zone between abstraction and representation, engaging in material play that seems less about irony or gee-whiz effects than about expedient ways of laying down colour or line at the service of an image.

    (C. Miles, Blum & Poe - Dirk Skreber - Brief Article, ArtForum, September 2001).