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  • Provenance

    Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

  • Catalogue Essay

    Incorporating a variety of media, including painting, drawing, collage, spatial installation, sculpture and video, Andy Hope 1930 creates densely complex artistic environments that offer a glimpse of a long-forgotten period, an unknown era or an as yet unlived future. Defying easy categorization, his thematic and formal references range from Christian, Satanist, astrological or mythological symbolism to recollections from art history indiscernibly juxtaposed with images from Hollywood, pop culture, comic strip, science-fiction films, and other elements from western mass media. Since 1996 when he was studying at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, Hofer has been signing his work with the alias ‘Andy Hope 1930’. Hofer’s alter ego resides in a pivotal year when historical events came together and pointed to different possibilities, optimism before the carnage of the Second World War, but also the end of the Russian Suprematist Revolution. In the present lot, a young boy looks up in admiration at a colossal figure of a propaganda-like superhero.
    Ever ambiguous, Andy Hope 1930 signals alternative readings of history while
    suggesting that nothing is fixed.

Berlin Zeitgeist! A selection from the Adam Lindemann collection of contemporary German art

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4419 (AH/M 3)

2007
Acrylic lacquer on canvas.
200 x 149.9 cm (78 3/4 x 59 in).
Inscribed "by Andy Hope 1930" lower right.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £20,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

13 October 2010
London