Florian Maier-Aichen - Contemporary Art Part I New York Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Blum & Poe, Florian Maier-Aichen, January 21 – February 25, 2006 (another example exhibited); New York, 303 Gallery, Florian Maier-Aichen, January 14 – February 25, 2006 (another example exhibited); London, Royal Academy of Arts, USA Today, October 6 – November 4, 2006 (another example exhibited); New York, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, to:Night: Contemporary Representations of the Night, September 12 – December 6, 2008 (another example exhibited); Madrid, Museo Thyssen- Bornemisza, Photo España 08, June 3 – July 27, 2008 (another example exhibited)

  • Catalogue Essay

    A combination of traditional landscape and contemporary digital techniques creates the visual vocabulary for the photographs of Florian Maier-Aichen. As evidenced by the current lot, Untitled, 2005, Maier-Aichen’s compositions are often associated with a lineage of landscape artists including the German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. Maier-Aichen’s interpretation of a specific landscape coalesced with a digital interface results in a contemporary approach to a conventional subject.The nightscape Untitled, 2005 with its commercial lights shining in the valley, is a prime example of Florian Maier-Aichen’s contemporary take on a traditional genre.
    "Florian Maier-Aichen’s images reinterpret landscape photography for the twenty-first century. Supplanting the expanses of classical vistas with futuristic tableaux, Maier-Aichen recontextualizes the romantic sublime to reflect modern-day experience. Often shot at obscure angles or from aerial views, his estranged vantage points are both alien and familiar. Conceiving the representation of sites with a sense of dislocation, Maier-Aichen’s work addresses issues of globalization and virtual perception."  (N. Rosenthal, USA Today, London, 2006, p.221)

4

Untitled

2005
C-print in artist’s wooden frame.
72 1/4 x 95 in. (183 x 241 cm).
Signed, dated, “Florian Maier-Aichen 2005” and numbered on a label adhered to the reverse.This work is from an edition of six plus two artist’s proofs.

Estimate
$80,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $104,500

Contemporary Art Part I

14 May 2009, 7pm
New York