Gregor Hildebrandt - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, June 27, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Jan Wentrup, Berlin; Private Collection, London; acquired directly from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    “[…] The tape paintings become mirrors, […] reflecting the viewer at the same time as they conceal what is written within them, bearing witness to this romanticized mystery of magnetically encoded information hidden inside the material. Even if the artist tells us, in his titles or in the list of tracks that accompany larger tape pieces, that the poetic and emotional potential is entirely up to the thoughts, experiences and memories of the individual viewer. Gregor Hildebrandt’s works conceal the associations they trigger, what emerges before our inner eyes when we see these works. Like romantic versions of the mirror objects Gerhard Richter produced in the mid eighties, simply titled Spiegel (Mirror), we see ourselves, but not with the same pristine clarity: the reflection is of a brownish colour, as if the whole concept had been dirtied, muddled up by a different set of personal priorities, by sentimental lingering, if you wish, by guilty pleasures, half forgotten. Add to this an inaudible, but nevertheless prominent background noise, the noise of pop culture, and entangled therein, the individual associations triggered by the memory of the music: how we listened to it, the images it evokes - and where they take us.”

    Andreas Schlaegel, Berlin, ArtNews Exhibition Review, March 2011



Disintegration (Cure)

Magnetic audio casette tape on canvas.
292 x 209 cm (114 7/8 x 82 1/4 in).
Signed, titled and dated ‘2007 Gregor Hildebrandt Disintegration (Cure)’ on the reverse.

£20,000 - 30,000 ♠†

Contemporary Art Day Sale

28 June