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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    With his minimalist style and distinctive choice of colour, Michael Raedecker’s body of work is unique. Basing his imagery on empty interiors, landscapes, exteriors of Americanesque bungalows and simple portraits, Raedecker always leaves his paintings devoid of the human figure. In the present lot, Raedecker has eloquently depicted what appears to be a garage entrance to what can only be imagined as an Americanesque bungalow. Knitting and painting his way through the canvas’ surface, Raedecker presents an alternate approach to the genre of landscape painting by introducing foreign materials to his surface. By combining paint and thread along with muted greys and browns, Raedecker infuses this painting with a mysterious almost uncanny mood. With its somewhat eerie effect and sense of void, Raedecker presents an outdoor space, allowing his spectators to imagine a story around the image.

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Still

1997
Oil, acrylic, veneer and thread on linen.
51 x 59 in. (129.5 x 150 cm).
Signed, titled and dated “Michael Raedecker ‘Still’ 1997” on the stretcher.

Estimate
£50,000 - 70,000 ≠ ♠ †

Sold for £48,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm
London