• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 7835

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    12 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 292

    THOMAS SCHEIBITZ (B. 1968)

    DUBAI

    Price Realised  

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    THOMAS SCHEIBITZ (B. 1968)
    DUBAI
    SIGNED, TITLED, NUMBERED AND DATED 'DUBAI (NR. 205) 1999 SCHEIBITZ' (ON THE REVERSE)
    OIL ON CANVAS
    94½ X 61IN. (240 X 115CM.)
    PAINTED IN 1999


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    'THE RECURRING FLOWER/TREE MOTIF WORKS COMPOSITIONALLY IN PRECISELY THE WAY THAT CONSTABLE DEPLOYED SMALL FIGURES WITHIN THE LANDSCAPE. YET DESPITE THIS RELATIONSHIP TO HISTORY AND SWEEPING GESTURES THERE IS NOT EVEN A REMOTE SENSE OF ANY SUBLIMITY, AS IN FRIEDRICH OR ROTHKO. THERE IS NO SPLITTING OF THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING INTO EITHER NATURE (ABSTRACT) OR PHOTOGRAPH AS IS RICHTER. THERE IS NO UNCANNY CONTENT OR CONSTRUCTION AS IN LUC TUYMANS. THERE IS INSTEAD A DISTINCT FORMAL LOGIC THAT BREAKS THE CANVAS DOWN TO GRIDS AND BLOCKS, SOMETIMES ENDING IN A DIFFERENT KIND OF PAINTING WHICH IS MORE LIKE DESIGN' (E. DEXTER, 'KEEP OUT: THE PAINTING OF THOMAS SCHEIBITZ,' IN THOMAS SCHEIBITZ LOW SWEETIE, EXH. CAT., LONDON, 1999, P. 2).

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium
    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Provenance

    TANYA BONAKDAR GALLERY, NEW YORK.
    PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK.


    Literature

    D. SCHWARZ AND H.W. SCHMIDT, THOMAS SCHEIBITZ: VIEW AND PLAN OF TOLEDO, LEIPZIG 2001 (ILLUSTRATED, P. 60).
    THE TRIUMPH OF PAINTING: ALBERT OEHLEN, THOMAS SCHEIBITZ, WILHELM SASNAL, KAI ALTHOFF, DIRK SKREBER, FRANZ ACKERMANN, EXH. CAT., THE SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON 2005 (ILLUSTRATED, P. 38).