Albert Oehlen and Jonathan Meese - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 13, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

  • Exhibited

    London, Saatchi Gallery, The Triumph of Painting, January 26 - October 30, 2005

  • Literature

    J. Cape, The Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London 2005, p. 189 (illustrated); J. Cape, Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London 2008, p. 189 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2001 Albert Oehlen and Jonathan Meese set out to expand their repertoire and commanded a collaborative series entitiled Spezialbilder (Special Images). These paintings are a dizzying array of German contemporary art, quixotic and fantastical, yet rooted in the traditions of each artist. Oehlen, providing the photographic material, enlarged derivatives of his fatherÕs album, combined these with digitally manipulated images, upon which Meese and Oehlen painted. The result, in the present lot Storm is a distillation of OehlenÕs panache for multi-media and MeeseÕs quick wit and irony. The subjects appear as Pop starlets, in a fantasy-world of unknown adventure and alluring mystery.



Oil and inkjet print on panel.
81 1/2 x 110 1/2 in. (207 x 280.7 cm.)
Signed and dated “J. Meese A. Oehlen 03” lower right.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

13 May 2011
New York