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Franz Ackermann (b. 1963)
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Franz Ackermann (b. 1963)

Untitled (Pacific no. 53: Julie's Palace)

Franz Ackermann (b. 1963)
Untitled (Pacific no. 53: Julie's Palace)
signed, titled and dated 'Franz Ackermann '98 Palace' (on the reverse)
watercolour, felt tip pen, gouache, acrylic and graphite on paper
14 x 17in. (35.5 x 43.1cm.)
Executed in 1998
neugerriemschneider, Berlin.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1998.
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie International, 1999-2000.
Munich, Sammlung Goetz, Imagination Becomes Reality Part I: Expanded Paint Tools, 2005 (illustrated in colour, p. 63).
Karlsruhe, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Imagination Becomes Reality: Conclusion, 2007.
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'...I was always interested in architecture as a model and have always thought two dimensionally. I never felt the need to model a body or, in the sense of a three-dimensional work, to define it anew. From the beginning, for me the architectural form stood in the foreground as a sources for my own forms, for the pictorial construction in the second sense. [...] for me there is this continuous and still ongoing analysis of the various layers of an image. That's where a billboard can be helpful, in a picture as an illusion and up to its material form, or it can develop a physical character, and as the outer walls of a cube, become architecture'

(F. Ackermann, interview with S. Urbaschek, Imagination Becomes Reality Part I: Expanded Paint Tools, 2005, p. 47).

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