Adam McEwen - HEATWAVE: Online Auction London Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Phillips
  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.

  • Provenance

    The National Exemplar Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Adam McEwen’s Untitled was painted as part of a series of Atomkraft works based on the ‘Smiling Sun’, the international symbol of the anti-nuclear movement. Over 36 million items displaying the 'Smiling Sun' logo were sold and the statement 'Nuclear Power? No Thanks' was translated into 45 languages making it a ubiquitous icon of the 1970s and 80s. McEwen used the motif to create unique works in varying shades of grey, the larger of which were exhibited at The National Exemplar Gallery in 2013 alongside the lyrics of Nena’s Cold War era protest song 99 Luftballons.



signed and dated 'A. McEwen 2013' on the overlap
acrylic on canvas
45.7 x 45.7 cm (18 x 18 in.)
Painted in 2013.

£12,000 - 18,000 

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