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    Sale 11798

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    30 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 217

    UGO RONDINONE (B. 1964)

    5. September, 2007

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    Estimate

    UGO RONDINONE (B. 1964)
    5. September, 2007
    acrylic on canvas and Plexiglas plaque
    86 5/8 x 86 5/8in. (220 x 220cm.)
    Executed in 2007


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    ‘Rondinone’s target paintings seem at first to be straight appropriations of American Pop, color-field, and hard-edge abstraction. In fact, these works are less copies than giddy impersonations their irony and impurity coming through their deceptively simple surfaces like a five o’clock shadow on a drag queen. Slightly blurred and clearly vibrating as if electric, these Kenneth-Nolands-on-parade jiggle and cavort’
    (L. Hoptman, ‘Against Nature’, in Parkett, 52, 1998, p. 134).

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    Provenance

    New Museum Benefit Auction, Phillips de Pury & Company New York, 15 November 2007, lot 14.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.