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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 353

    RAINER FETTING (B. 1949)

    Luciano-Schwan III (Luciano-Swan III)

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    RAINER FETTING (B. 1949)
    Luciano-Schwan III (Luciano-Swan III)
    signed, titled and dated 'LUCIANO RAINER 82' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'Fetting 1982 Luciano-Schwan III' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    78 7/8 x 99in. (200.3 x 251.5cm.)
    Painted in 1982

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    “In Desmond‘s case and with my earlier nudes, I tried somehow to connect to painting traditions - to the Brücke painters, or later on, for example, to the painting of abstract expressionism – but then I would introduce the figurative again. The nude has always been an important theme in painting throughout the centuries. For me the image-aesthetic has always interested me the most - I don‘t know if aesthetic is the right word. Clothes as covering - you portray that in fashion history. Do I want to portray the fashion of the day, or do I want to show the person and concentrate much more on his nakedness. A naked body has a high degree of abstraction and it is fascinating to translate this into painting.” (R. FETTING, quoted in Rainer Fetting – Paintings and Sculptures, exh. cat., Galerie Herold, Hamburg, 2014, p. 6)

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    Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.