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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 71

    Atelier van Lieshout (DUTCH, Founded 1995)

    Man Ripped Open III

    Price Realised  

    Atelier van Lieshout (DUTCH, Founded 1995)
    Man Ripped Open III
    signed 'AvL' (on a label attached underneath)
    foam and coating
    140 x 106 x 30 cm.
    Executed in 2008.


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    Joep van Lieshout is an artist and designer. He studied at the Academy of Modern Art in Rotterdam, Ateliers '63 in Haarlem and Villa Arson in Nice. In 1995 he set up Atelier van Lieshout (AVL) in Rotterdam, a multidisciplinary collective that carries out projects in the field of architecture, design and contemporary art. In recent years AVL has equally focused on developing large-scale and long-term projects such as AVL-Ville, an anarchistic free state in Rotterdam's former dockland (2001-2003) and the sinister dystopian project SlaveCity (2005 - ongoing). Slave City is an imaginary, highly profitable concentration camp which can be read as a dark architectural vision of perfect efficiency, and sustainability-as-principle-of-oppression. Van Lieshout has been awarded numerous prices, amongst which the Kurt Schwitters Award (2004), the Stankowski Award (2002) and the Prix de Rome (1991). In 2008 his work was shown in a vast retrospective in the Ludwig Forum fr Internationale Kunst (Aachen), and earlier in solo's in the Museum Folkwang, Essen, (2008), the Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2004) and PS1, New York (2001), amongst others. Work by the artist is represented in numerous collections, such as the MOMA, New York, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, FNAC, Paris, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam and the Prada Foundation, Milan.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    de Appel & Witte de With