Dirk Skreber - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna
    Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg
    Private Collection, Switzerland

  • Exhibited

    Vienna, Austria, Engholm Galerie, Dirk Skreber, 8 May - 21 June 2001

  • Literature

    Dorothea Strauss, exh. cat., Dirk Skreber, Kunstverein Freiburg, 2002, p 25, 36 (illustrated in colour)
    F. Emslander; Christian Scheidemann, exh. cat., Dirk Skreber Blutgeschwindigkeit Blood Speed, Staatl. Kunsthalle Baden-Baden; Museum Franz Gertsch Burgdorf, 2008, p 28, 33 (illustrated in colour)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Untitled (2001) forms part of Dirk Skreber’s ‘disaster series’. The works aim to transform incidents of catastrophe and accident into emblems of aesthetic beauty, awesome in their outcome and actuality. The high-gloss paintings allude to media imagery and photography: powerful in their realistic quality and immediacy. Exploring with the potential of the ‘hyperreal’, the artist successfully merges epic subject matter with a detached formalism. The surfaces are impenetrable yet intimate, involving the viewer without demanding or allowing their participation. Untitled (2001) captures a critical fragment of time and renders it eternal, frozen in expectation and anticipation.



oil, lacquer and PVC tape on panel
250 x 150 cm (98 3/8 x 59 in.)

£30,000 - 50,000 ‡♠

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 16 October 2014 2pm