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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 251

    RUDOLF STINGEL (B. 1956)


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    RUDOLF STINGEL (B. 1956)
    signed and dated 'Stingel 2006' (on the reverse)
    oil and enamel on canvas
    15 x 20 ½in. (38.1 x 52cm.)
    Painted in 2006

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    “In Rudolf Stingel’s work, the parameters of painting and architecture are turned inside out. The traditional qualities of painting... pictorialism, flatness, illusion, composition, and autonomy... become corrupted by a new symbolic framework, in which paintings metamorphoses - sometimes literally, sometimes through association... into a fragment of rococo wallpaper or stucco work, a mirrored floor, a thick rectangle of Styrofoam trampled by footprints, an oversized photograph, or a dirty carpet. Stingel’s disclosures produce a disturbing sense of artifice...an un-natural state that, in the nineteenth century, was deemed decadent.” (C. ILES, ‘Surface Tension’, in Rudolf Stingel, Chicago 2007, p. 14).

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    Private Collection, Germany.
    Anon. sale, Christie’s New York, 16 September 2010, lot 46.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.