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  • Provenance

    Eigen + Art, Berlin

  • Catalogue Essay

    The German artist Martin Eder makes large, splashy, semi-surrealistic paintings bringing together images of scantily clad women from pornographic magazines and much enlarged kittens; sometimes the women have grotesquely misplaced limbs. Painting in a slick, expressionistic manner that is a kind of stylistic equivalent of his kitschy, creepy imagery, his works are visual explorations His paintings have gained an international reputation for his paintings and watercolors of naked women taken from the pages of soft porn magazines, while concurrently he paints Hallmark card sweet portraits of dogs and cats. There is a clear tendency toward using kitsch as subject matter and yet his painterly proficiency keeps his work in high demand among collectors and curators.

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Das Atelier

2006
Oil on canvas.
239.8 x 180cm. (94 3/8 x 70 7/8 in).
Signed and dated ‘Martin Eder 11 06' lower right; signed, titled, and dated ‘Martin Eder 11-2006 Berlin ‘Das Atelier' WV2 805' on the reverse.

Estimate
£60,000 - 80,000 ‡ ♠

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2008, 5pm
London