Albert Oehlen and Jonathan Meese - Contemporary Art Evening London Thursday, February 11, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

  • Exhibited

    Berlin, Contemporary Fine Arts, Spezialbilder, 17 July - 21 August, 2004

  • Catalogue Essay

    The collaboration between Albert Oehlen and Jonathan Meese, which began in 2001, has resulted in a body of work that could only be produced by the merging of two wild artists from different generations but with the same goal in mind. The oil and inkjet print panels that were produced as part of their collaboration during the summer of 2003 in Switzerland – Albert Oehlen produced the photo-collages which were then finished by Jonathan Meese – are testimony to the playful and experimental character that both artists share. It can be said that Meese, who has been described as a “myth-o-man, post-Beuysian neo-shaman” with “his finger on the pulse of his generation”, has found his ideal collaborator in Albert Oehlen, an artist whose abstract canvases centre on antiaesthetic notions stemming from the Neue Wilde or ‘wild youth’ movement and who, along with Martin Kippenberger, opposes Beuys’s statement that “every human being is an artist”.


The Greeting

Oil and inkjet print on wooden panel.
206.5 x 280 cm. (82 1/8 x 110 1/4 in).
Signed and dated ‘J. Meese A Oehlen 03’ lower right; initialled and dated ‘ME-OE/M 23’ on the reverse.

£30,000 - 50,000 ♠ †

Contemporary Art Evening

12 Feb 2010