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  • Provenance

    Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Explosive. Disorienting. An impression. Franz Ackerman's paintings challenge the viewer to experience place from an altered perspective. At the core of his art is travel and speed. With elements of saturated, graphic forms of colour, Ackermann collects, appropriates and assembles pieces that form other realms. This personal perspective creates new experiences and sensations that transcend the actual. In the present lot, Helicopter XVI (On the Balcony), engages the viewer in a state of hovering above and moving across and looking down as our eye surfaces the canvas. The speed, the motion of the contruct of Ackermann's painting reminds us as observers of the nature of the material world and that which revolves around it. "When I make art, social and political questions overlap with my interest in communicating experiences." (F. Ackermann taken Art Now, 137 Artists at the Rise of the New Millennium, Berlin and Cologne, 2002, p. 14)

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Helicopter XVI (On the Balcony)

2001
Oil on canvas.
287 x 276.9 cm. (113 x 109 in).

Estimate
£150,000 - 200,000 ≠ ♠ †

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2008, 5pm
London