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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1988

  • Catalogue Essay

    Between 1985 and 1995 Markus Lüpertz created his famous group of sculptures, the so-called ‘Mythical Seven’: Ganymed, Titan, Hirte, St. Sebastian, Apoll, Prometheus and Clitunno (spring and river God of the ancient Italian river Clitumnus). The sculpture and this painting both show Clitunno, with his lower body still in the muddy river, climbing up into the human world.

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Clitunno

1988
oil on canvas, in artist’s lead frame
161 x 130 cm (63 3/8 x 51 1/8 in)
Initialed “ML” lower right, further signed and titled 'M. Lüpertz “Clitunno”' on the reverse.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £34,850

Contemporary Art Day Sale

29 June 2012
London