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    Sale 11960

    First Open | London

    14 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 175

    Lucy McKenzie (B. 1977)

    Flood

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    Estimate

    Lucy McKenzie (B. 1977)
    Flood
    metallic paint and oil on canvas
    38 ½ x 30 ¾in. (98 x 78cm.)
    Painted in 2000


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    Painted in 2000, Lucy McKenzie’s Flood is an early work from her celebrated multi-disciplinary practice. Born in Glasgow in 1977, and now Professor of Painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, McKenzie draws inspiration a wide variety of visual sources, including Eastern European propaganda murals, German abstract painting, Cold War iconography, industrialist typeface and 1980s pop culture. Through painting, sculpture, installation, fashion and interior design, fiction writing and illustration, her works allude to passé utopias and fleeting moments of idealism, seeking to create new meanings in the collision of disparate styles, media and reference points. She has exhibited internationally, including at the Venice Biennale and Tate Britain in 2003, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2007 and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne in 2009.

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    Provenance

    Victoria Miro Gallery, London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006.