• First Open | Post-War and Cont auction at Christies

    Sale 12724

    First Open | Post-War and Contemporary Art | London

    29 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    Heimo Zobernig (B. 1958)



    Heimo Zobernig (B. 1958)
    acrylic on canvas
    111 ¼ x 111 ¼ in. (282.5 x 282.5cm.)
    Painted in 2006

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    “Premiering a new series of diagonal grid paintings, the majority in a diamond format, on first glance they recalled the early lozenge grids of Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). More scrutiny, however, revealed just how Zobernig’s work transcends the banalities of so-called appropriation art, but instead critically builds on key historical moments, and playfully enlivens the close to extinct tradition of geometric abstraction.” (D. Pestorius, ‘Due Process. Some Notes on Heimo Zobernig’s Grid Paintings and their Antecedents, in Heimo Zobernig, exh. cat., Kunstverein Braunschweig , Braunschweig, Germany, 2003)

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    Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

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    Please note that the dimensions for this lot are 111 ¼ x 111 ¼in. (282.5 x 282.5cm.) and not as printed in the catalogue.

    Pre-Lot Text



    Brussels, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Heimo Zobernig, 2008-2009.