Franz West - Under the Influence New York Monday, February 26, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Barbel Grasslin, Frankfurt; David Zwirner Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, David Zwirner Gallery; New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, The Other
    Side #2, Radical Pursuits: Delights in the Subversive and Sublime, 2006

  • Catalogue Essay

    Franz West is best known for integrating art and life. He continues to
    redefine the practice of sculpture, painting and collage and the subsequent
    perception of each medium. The artist redefined his painting practice to
    include collage, non-traditional mediums and non-traditional presentation
    to further his artistic productivity. We find all three mediums combined in
    the work Mohrenlaendle, 1992-1993. The painted surface, a rectangular
    aluminum panel originally intended for use as a table top, altered by the
    application of dispersion, lacquer and collage is contextualized anew.

    Because of this the work is probably more accurately described as a “wall
    piece” rather than a painting. The Title Mohrenlaendle (literally translated
    means Moor Lander) is a reference not only to the Möhringer coasters
    collaged to the surface but also to the African peoples whose cultural
    influence is readily visible in many of West’s furniture-sculpture works that
    are often upholstered with patterned fabrics based on African prints.

79

Mohrenlaendle

1992-1993
Aluminum, gauze, cardboard, dispersion, lacquer.


31 1/2 x 78 3/4 x 2 in. (80 x 200 x 5.1 cm).

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $162,000

Under the Influence

26 Feb 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York