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RUDOLF STINGEL (B. 1956)
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RUDOLF STINGEL (B. 1956)

Untitled

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RUDOLF STINGEL (B. 1956)
Untitled
signed and dated 'Stingel 2006' (on the reverse)
oil and enamel on canvas
15 x 20 ½in. (38.1 x 52cm.)
Painted in 2006
Provenance
Private Collection, Germany.
Anon. sale, Christie’s New York, 16 September 2010, lot 46.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

“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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