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  • Provenance

    Galerie Tanit, Munich; Simon Lee Gallery, London

  • Catalogue Essay

    A prominent figure in the art world for the past 40 years, John M.Armleder's body of work has featured the artist working across a range of wide medias; from painting, to installations and furniture sculptures– works which have come to characterise Armleder's distinct artistic direction. With its monumental size and pale pallette, this magnificent composition belongs to the Swiss born artist's acclaimed series of drip-paintings.
    With its subtle tonality of falling strips of paint, the present lot exudes a unique painterly quality – a relationship between artist and canvas, where the end result is a delicate application of paint, where its physical and natural appearance is deliberately interrupted by the hand of the artist and the use of chemical products, which begin to eat away sections of the individual drips. What is left behind is a mesmorising visual account of a disjointed painterly harmony inhabited both in the painting as composition,as well as the act of painting as art.
     

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Untitled

1986
Metallic and bronze household paint and lacquer on canvas.
299.5 x 198 cm. (118 x 78 in).
Signed and dated 'John Armleder 1986' on the reverse.

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £46,850

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

18 Oct 2008, 7pm
London