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    Sale 5324

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    13 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 243

    Markus Lüpertz (b. 1941)

    Otello Maschine

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    Markus Lüpertz (b. 1941)
    Otello Maschine
    titled and dated 'OTELLO, MASCHINE, 1996' (on the reverse); with the artist's monogram (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    32 x 39½in. (76.2 x 100.3cm.)
    Painted in 1996

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    The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by the artist.

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    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.

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    Please note that the authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by the artist.

    Pre-Lot Text

    When I make a really fine painting it's as if it's more than me, it's bigger than I am. And I see the painting with the same surprise as anyone else looking at it.

    Markus Lüpertz quoted in Stuart Morgan, "An Interview with Markus Lüpertz", Inclinations, Frieze Publications, 2006, p.158