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aluminium and paint
diameter: 89½in. (226cm.)
Executed in 2004
Lisson Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in June 2004.
Esslsbrücke, FotografInnen im Dialog mit Werken der Sammlung Essl, exh. cat., Klosterneuburg, Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, 2005 (illustrated in colour unpaged).
Klosterneuburg, Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Anselm Kiefer und Zeitgenossen - Neuankäufe der Sammlung Essl, 2004-2005.
Klosterneuburg, Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Passion for Art: 35th Anniversary of the Essl Collection, vol. II, 2007, pp. 116 and 548 (illustrated in colour, p. 117).
Klosterneuburg, Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Schönes Klosterneuburg: Albert Oehlen Hängt Bilder der Sammlung Essl, 2010-2011, p. 108 (installation view illustrated in colour, pp. 22, 23, 25 and 98; illustrated in colour, p. 89).
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Lot Essay

'The mirror’s magic reduces both the depth and weight of the world into a skin that floats on the surface of the steel, emphasising the nothingness of the object itself. It is no longer the cavernous ‘inside’ of the piece that signifies the void; the creation of emptiness is now, like the mirror itself, everywhere and nowhere... if the mirror sucks in it also spits out – it reflects and refluxes’ (H.K. Bhabha, quoted in ‘Anish Kapoor: Making Emptiness’, Anish Kapoor, exh. cat., Hayward Gallery, London, 1998, p. 25).

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