Michael Raedecker - Contemporary Art Part I New York Thursday, November 15, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Approach, London

  • Exhibited

    Burgdorf (Switzerland), Museum Franz Gertsch, The Sublime is Now!, February
    4 - July 31, 2006

  • Literature

    D. Eggers, “Michael Raedecker: Their Second Home”, Parkett No. 65, Zurich / New York / Frankfurt, September, 2002, p. 131 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Raedecker does not paint stories or situations but places. These places are like small boxes or cases. When we discover a lovely box we want to open it even if we know that it is empty; we want to see the bare interior, to smell it and give it free rein to our dreams before closing it and turning it upside down in search of a sign or a name. To me that is the way in which Raedecker’s paintings work: They seem to be made in order to put something in them, to save something preciously small and intimate, but they feel empty somehow. They are storage locations, the topoi of the classical ars memoriae.” (Bart Verschaffel, “Dirty Pictures,” Parkett, No. 65, 2002, p. 101)



Acrylic and thread on canvas.
63 1/8 x 86 5/8 in. (160.3 x 220 cm).
Signed, titled and dated “Michael Raedecker 2002 ‘incomplete’” on the overlap.

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $145,000

Contemporary Art Part I

15 Nov 2007, 7pm
New York