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    Sale 2806

    Twentieth Century Art

    2 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 286

    Georg Herold (GERMAN, B. 1947)

    Einbeinig im Hilton

    Price Realised  


    Georg Herold (GERMAN, B. 1947)
    Einbeinig im Hilton
    signed, dated and inscribed with title 'Herold 82' (on the reverse)
    dispersion on canvas
    130 x 150 cm.

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    In producing his pictures Georg Herold consciously renounces elaborate or perfectionist techniques and traditional materials, in favour of an assemblage of heterogenous materials such as roof slats, bricks, caviar and wire that are foreign to every established artistic tradition. The themes he tackles range from art history, to society and politics. His specific concern with language is not only clear from his choice of provocative titles, but is also evident in an on-going, constantly updated glossary that he has been working on for almost thirty years and which regularly appears in his catalogues in a continually enlarged and updated version.

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    Galerie Maximilian Krips, Cologne.


    M. Winzen (ed.), Georg Herold. What a Life, Cologne 2005, p.56 (ill.)


    Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Georg Herold. What a Life, 5 March - 9 April 2005.