Kai Althoff - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marc Jancou Fine Arts, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Althoff has been praised as a ‘history painter’ delving into the collective unconsciousness of Germany and its 20th Century unspeakable path. Thematically, Althoff doses German history with a sexual undertow, evoking in some of his most frequently reproduced works an authoritarian, homosocial Wilhelminian society. These pictures waiver between elegance and awkwardness in their execution and in their reception. Not only does Althoff work from a past contents and context wise, his image bank and painterly style are equally derived from early 20th century German Expressionism and are reconfigured within a contemporary style by introducing collaged technique into his creations.



Lacquer, paper, watercolour and varnish on canvas.
50 x 50 cm. (19 3/4 x 19 3/4 in).

£50,000 - 70,000 ‡♠

Sold for £162,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm