Dirk Skreber - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 14, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Europe

  • Catalogue Essay

    Dirk Skreber’s Untitled belongs to a series of large scale disaster paintings, or rather in this case impending disaster paintings that the artist has been involved with for much of his career. Like many others from the series, Skreber portrays a seemingly ordinary image, one which might be seen in magazines or postcards, on an enormous scale. Here though the images of mundane subject matter are re-contextualized. As the artist once said in an interview, he is able to develop an enthusiasm for everything in which the masses take part without giving much thought to it. In a painting like Untitled, the original material is clearly recognizable as something familiar and most probably taken directly from the world of the media, but at the same time—the meaning or importance is relatively unclear.

Property from the Halsey Minor Collection



Oil on canvas.
110 1/4 x 165 3/8 in. (280 x 420.1 cm).

$200,000 - 300,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

14 May 2010
New York