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  • Provenance


    Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

  • Exhibited


    Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Florian Maier-Aichen: MOCA Focus, June 26 – September 30, 2007 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature


    G. Blank, “Florian Maier-Aichen: MOCA Focus”, Whitewall Magazine, Issue # 7, 2007 (illustrated); J. Tumlir, “Florian Maier-Aichen: Outside the Frame”, Aperture, Summer 2007 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay


    The photography of German artist Florian Maier-Aichen allows for the subject matter of landscape photography to be re-discovered. Taken from a unique vantage point, the artist enhances the viewer’s scale of the mountain shot in The Best General View. This image demonstrates a tribute to his fellow German artist David Caspar Friedrich by incorporating hues of blues, grays and reds. This unique manipulation of color and scale of the original view leaves the viewer thinking directly of the romantic and gothic elements Caspar Friedrich displayed in his own landscape paintings. In The Best General View one contemplates the origins of nature and is transformed into another world where green trees are turned to red.

Property from the Halsey Minor Collection

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The Best General View

2007

C-print in the artist’s frame.

84 x 70 1/2 in. (213.4 x 179.1 cm).

Signed, dated “Florian Maier- Aichen 2007” and numbered of six on a label adhered to the reverse. This work is from an edition of six plus two artist’s proofs.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $86,500

Contemporary Art Part II

14 May 2010
New York