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  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Wall Works, Munich/New York, 1999, pp. 173-177
    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, pp. 276-277 and p. 404
    Udo Kittelmann and Gabriele Knapstein, ed., Wall Works, Berlin, 2014, p. 162

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Wall Works Series

    "Increasingly the limitation of fine art editions to prints and objects did not seem to reflect the technical possibilities and the recent developments in artistic strategies and actual art production. Installation in architecture had become an important issue both in theory and artistic practice. Edition Schellmann was trying to develop an idea as to how the concept of installation in a given architectural space could be realised as an edition. The result was the Wall Works project. It celebrates the basic idea of architecture being the ‘mother, the synthesis of the arts’. From the cave drawing on, in the development of the work of art, it has been an integral part of architecture."

    - Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 396

    "Often linked to the Arte Povera movement, Paolini is best known for a more strictly conceptual practice. Paolini concentrates on the phenomenon of vision and with it brushes on topics such as time and space, perspective or cultural conditioning of the author and the observer ... During the 70s he engaged in symbolism of classic mythology, through photography and classical sculpture as they question the meaning of art, its originality and reproduction. Since the beginning of the 80s his conceptual installations connect architectonic elements, artificial light sources and video."

    - Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 276


Vis-à-vis (Hera), from Wall Works

Two halves of a plaster bust on two white painted wooden pedestals, to be installed facing each other, spaced 35 cm apart.
each bust 39.5 x 24 x 10.5 cm (15 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)
each plinth 130 x 27 x 15 cm (51 1/8 x 10 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
installation size 169 x 90 x 15 cm (66½ x 35½ x 6 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered 1/10 in black ink on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity (there were also 2 artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York. This wall work to be installed according to the artist's specifications on the certificate.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £47,500

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Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019