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  • Provenance

    Galerie BQ, Cologne

  • Exhibited

    Karlsruhe, Germany, Museum für Neue Kunst, Vertrautes Terrain – Contemporary Art in/about Germany, May 22 - September 21, 2008

  • Literature

    N. Smolik, “Friedrich Kunath, Galerie BQ”, Art Forum, September 2007, p. 482 (illustrated)
    Galerie BQ, Friedrich Kunath, Cologne, 2007, pp. 112-113 (illustrated)
    H. Zuckerman Jacobson, Friedrich Kunath – Rising vs. Setting, Aspen, Aspen Art Museum, 2009, pp. 113, 115 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot, Untitled, 2007, comprised of a vibrant backdrop and found tandem bicycle, explores Friedrich Kunath’s own synthesis of his work as “psychedelic Minimalism.” The over eight feet high and sixteen feet long backdrop serves as an effervescent and electrifying scrim for the bicycle in the foreground. Half of the tandem bicycle glistens with novelty, while the rear section rusts away, bent and twisted like a Minimalist sculpture in itself. Paired with the overwhelming brilliance of the sunset, the two components band together, combining the contradictory and the absurd, to create a dreamlike and hallucinatory quality. The work constructs a personal world by Kunath which plays into both his artistic aesthetic and view of his inspiring surroundings.



watercolor on canvas and tandem bicycle, in two parts
canvas: 107 1/2 x 203 7/8 in. (273 x 518 cm)

bicycle: 42 3/4 x 90 1/2 x 23 7/8 in. (108.5 x 230 x 60.5 cm)

Signed and dated "2007 Friedrich Kunath" on the overlap.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $25,000

Contemporary Art Day Sale

16 November 2012
New York