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    Sale 5396

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    11 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 314

    Gardar Eide Einarsson (b. 1976)

    Untitled (Combattre la Rébellion)

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    Gardar Eide Einarsson (b. 1976)
    Untitled (Combattre la Rébellion)
    acrylic on panel
    48 1/8 x 72in. (122.2 x 182.9cm.)
    Painted in 2005

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    Private Collection, United Kingdom.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Investigations into various forms of social transgression and arguments for political subversion, Gardar Eide Einarsson's text-based works provoke the critical analysis associated with reading to augment the immediate visceral experience of viewing his art. To this end, his choice of media is determined by his current discourse on communities in relation to their outsiders. Visual imagery borrowed from underground subcultures including the criminal world and left-wing militias, portrayed in a primarily black-and-white palette, gives Einarsson's work a stylish punk sheen that evokes rebellion through its cold, hard-edged rejection of sentiment.

    (T. Dalton, Day for Night, Whitney Biennial 2008).


    New York, Team Gallery, Leashed or Confined, September-November 2005.