Lothar Hempel - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 14, 2010 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    F. Derieux, ed., Lothar Hempel: Alphabet City, Zurich, 2007, p. 125 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Presented as both sculpture and theatrical maquette, Lothar Hempel’s Morning Rain offers a sentiment of naïve elegance. Constructed from simple craft media such as fabric and newspaper, Hempel draws from the enchantment of imagination, converting everyday materials into a fanciful puppet theatre. Consciously exposing the process of his making, Hempel’s figure makes no pretence to illusion. It’s interpretation as fictional scene, fragile museum piece, exotic artefact, or simply formalist intrigue is openly offered for viewer’s participation in Hempel’s suggested fantasy. (Courtesy of Patricia Ellis)


Morning Rain


Installation comprised of four colored stones, found umbrella, butterfly, metal wire, nails and screws, neoprene, string, fabric, fabric flowers and adhesive on metal rod, painted wooden doll with fabric, leather strips, cotton, synthetic hair and buttons on a painted wooden base.

67 1/4 x 40 x 33 in. (170.8 x 101.6 x 83.8 cm).
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $8,250

Contemporary Art Part II

14 May 2010
New York