Katharina Fritsch (B. 1956)
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Katharina Fritsch (B. 1956)

Postkarte (Paris) 4

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Katharina Fritsch (B. 1956)
Postkarte (Paris) 4
oil-based ink and acrylic on plastic panel
67 ¾ x 114 1/8in. (172.2 x 289.5cm.)
Executed in 2004, this work is number two from an edition of three
Provenance
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004.
Exhibited
New York, Matthew Marks Gallery, Katharina Fritsch, 2004 (another from the edition exhibited).
Zurich, Kunsthaus Zürich, Katharina Fritsch, 2009 (another from the edition exhibited, illustrated, p. 91).
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Lot Essay

Katharina Fritsch’s Postkarte 4 (Paris) evokes a fantastical version of Paris, inspired by the songs of Maurice Chevalier, the city’s vibrant boulevards, and a young Audrey Hepburn. The larger than life croissant and coffee cup and its execution in nostalgic black-and-white is in contrast to the high-tech material used, alluding to the city’s intermix of tradition and modernity.

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