Johannes Kahrs - Contemporary Art Part I New York Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin

  • Catalogue Essay

    Johannes Kahrs references imagery culled from media such as photographs, video projections or film stills as a starting point of his paintings. He chooses fragments of images and further removes them from their source by shifting tones and leaving contours blurred to create a mysterious new reality while still referencing the original image.

    “When actions become autistic they become visible, because they are isolated actions, like a language nobody speaks. You know, like a UFO, something strange and curious, which has landed somewhere, but you cannot make any sense of it –still you have this thing (image) representing nothing but itself. And I am interested in stories which break apart, when there is no more dialogue.” (J. Kahrs, Rencontres 3: Johannes Kahrs, Paris, 2000)


Eifer-sucht (Jealousy)

Oil on canvas in artist’s metal and glass frame.
57 x 69 in. (144.8 x 175.3 cm).
Signed, titled and dated “J. Kahrs ‘Eifer-Sucht’ 1995” on the reverse.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $228,000

Contemporary Art Part I

17 May 2007
7pm New York