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  • Provenance

    Kenneth L. Freed Collection, Boston

  • Catalogue Essay

    Dirk Skreber’s…works are disasters. In the paintings especially, the built environment meets its match in the original expression of the hand of God on a bad day: the flood. Skreber’s paintings romp in the buffer zone between abstraction and representation, engaging in material play that seems less about irony or gee-whiz effects than about expedient ways of laying down colour or line at the service of an image…This is, after all, an aerial view, and the brightly colored, lozenge-shaped marks in oil paint on the tape turn. Out to be the roofs of cars not yet completely submerged beneath the rising flood, some still lined up in the places where they were parked and some just beginning to be swept along. C. Miles, ‘Dirk Skreber’ in ArtForum, September, 2001

186

Untitled Flooded Cars

2001
Oil and tape on canvas.
300 x 170 cm. (118 1/8 x 66 7/8 in).

Estimate
£80,000 - 120,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £82,100

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm
London