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  • Provenance

    Hotel, London

  • Literature

    Germania, Saatchi Gallery, p. 99, published by Jonathan Cape, 2008

  • Catalogue Essay

    Michael Bauer offers deformity as a platform for unequivocal beauty by using the qualities of abstract painting as a deviation of representational portraiture. Traces of recognisable features, such as eyes and hands give uneasy relation to smears, scabby encrustations, and fluid brush marks, each rendered with a pristine delicacy. Offset by harlequin ornamentation and elegant touches of primavera colour, Bauer’s reductive palette creates an antiquarian reverence, setting his absurd conception as an icon of protracted contemplation.

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Bad Harvest

2008
oil on canvas
160 x 130 cm (62 7/8 x 51 1/8 in.)
Signed and dated 'Michael Bauer 2007/8' on the reverse.

Estimate
£4,000 - 6,000 ♠ †

Sold for £6,875

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Under the Influence

London Auction 10 December 2014 2pm