Gert and Uwe Tobias - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sprueth Magers Lee, London
    Phillips de Pury & Company London, Contemporary Art Day Sale, 13 February 2010, lot 108
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, The Saatchi Gallery, Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art form Germany, 18 November - 15 April 2012

  • Literature

    Gesmatkunstwek: New Art From Germany, Exh. Cat., The Saatchi Gallery, 2011, p. 141

  • Catalogue Essay

    Gert and Uwe Tobias manage to fuse the monochrome backgrounds of Yves Tanguy’s surrealist landscapes and the macabre faces of traditional apotropaeic amulets with the lightness of cartoons, worn down graffiti and schoolyard murals. There is something flayed about their figures – as if they have been peeled of their individuality, made
    into universal puppets or still lives.



coloured woodcut on paper
205.3 x 170.7 cm. (80 7/8 x 67 1/4 in.)
Signed, numbered and dated 'Gert & Uwe Tobias 1/2 2005' on the reverse. This work is number 1 from an edition of 2.

£12,000 - 18,000 ♠†

Sold for £22,500

Contact Specialist
George O’Dell
Head of Day Sale
+44 207 318 4093

Contemporary Art Day Sale

London 28 June 2013 2pm