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  • Provenance

    Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

  • Catalogue Essay

    In his search for the Arch-State of Atlantisis, Jonathan Meese
    seeks to live out his utopian reflections and reconstructions of
    German history and mythology. While working with a wide range
    of different mediums, Meese utilises a constant theme of symbols
    that allude to characters in literature, cinematography, history and
    pop culture. Amongst others, Meese’s artistic realm is inhabited
    by personalities such as Scarlett Johansson, Richard Wagner,
    Balthus and Zardoz, whose historical contexts are manipulated by
    consistent interweaving and superimposition. Following this line of
    thought, Meese creates the work Stalinietzsche de Large, im achten
    Ozean in order to leave its spectators puzzled by the interlinking of
    Stalin, Nietzsche and the Iron Cross. As a master of provocation,
    Meese intentionally violates all conventions and rules in order to
    create a free space for thought, a field of artistic experimentation.
     

Berlin Zeitgeist! A selection from the Adam Lindemann collection of contemporary German art

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Stalinietzsche de Large, im achten Ozean

2006
Bronze with green and white patina on stone base.
66.7 x 45.7 x 85.7 cm (26 1/4 x 18 x 33 3/4 in).
Incised with initials, title, date 'JM 06 STALINIETSCHE' and numbered of three on the reverse. This work is from an edition of three.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 ‡ ♠

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

13 October 2010
London