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Laura Owens (b. 1970)
signed, titled and dated 'Untitled L. Owens 99' (on the overlap)
oil and acrylic on canvas
47 5/8 x 47 5/8in. (121 x 121cm.)
Painted in 1999
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.
Private Collection, Rhineland.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Cologne, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Laura Owens, 1999.
Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Wunschwelten/Ideal Worlds, Neue Romantik in der Kunst der Gegenwart, 2005.
Zurich, Kunsthalle Zürich, Laura Owens, 2006, no. 89 (illustrated, p. 209). This exhibition later travelled to London, Camden Arts Centre; Munich, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster and Maastricht, Bonnefantenmuseum.

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Lot Essay

'Many of her paintings use landscape elements as a major part of their subject matter, but in a breezily oneiric manner. They reflect certain aspects of the familiar world, but at the same time offer blueprints for an entirely imaginary one. This is not a distortion, but an accentuation of a southern Californian reality in which every view out of the window is a reminder of invented geographies and of uncontrolled climate experiments'
(R. Mengham, in Laura Owens, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Zrich, Zurich, 2006, p. 25).

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