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

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  • Provenance

    Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Private collection, Los Angeles

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Blum & Poe, Dirk Skreber: Painspotting, November 21 – December 20, 2003

  • Literature

    Cream 3 : Contemporary Art in Culture : 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Source Artists, London, 2003, p. 362 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Skreber works with this manipulative potential of paintings. Their stories give him an occasion to trigger an interest in the picture per se: “the idea is to find a point from which the story can take off from” … Skreber is ultimately only interested in reasserting the status of painting. It is amazing to see what stages the artist has passed through in his painting until now. At the very moment one believes to have found the final point of his painting Skreber once again takes off… Skreber derives his motifs from his (and our) everyday life, processing these “views” that have become ingrained in collective memory through the pervasive influence of the mass media but at the same time are pale and without a fixed location. These images have lost some of their impact somewhere along the way through the various information channels of our visual culture. In the process of painting, the artist reinvests them with their incredible fascinating quality and dramatic thrust. (M. Lübbke-Tidow on Dirk Skreber, reproduced at http://www.engholmengelhorn.com)

Property from the Halsey Minor Collection


Untitled (Compound)

Oil and weather stripping tape on canvas.
63 1/4 x 157 1/2 in. (160.7 x 400.1 cm).

$120,000 - 180,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

14 May 2010
New York