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  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Wall Works, Munich/New York, 1999, pp. 179-183
    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, pp. 280-281 and p. 404
    Udo Kittelmann and Gabriele Knapstein, ed., Wall Works, Berlin, 2014, p. 162

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Wall Works Series

    "Increasingly the limitation of fine art editions to prints and objects did not seem to reflect the technical possibilities and the recent developments in artistic strategies and actual art production. Installation in architecture had become an important issue both in theory and artistic practice. Edition Schellmann was trying to develop an idea as to how the concept of installation in a given architectural space could be realised as an edition. The result was the Wall Works project. It celebrates the basic idea of architecture being the ‘mother, the synthesis of the arts’. From the cave drawing on, in the development of the work of art, it has been an integral part of architecture."

    - Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 396

    "In 1961, when Michelangelo Pistoletto, a prominent artist of the Arte Povera movement, conceived and realized the first mirror painting, he created a moment of simultaneity - between the painted figure, the viewer of the painting, and his or her reflection on it. The mirror painting becomes the equilibrating membrane between unity and multiplicity, past and future, and any other opposites."

    - Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 280

143

Affresco - 5, from Wall Works

1998
Five mirror-backed Plexiglas elements, to be installed on a wall painted in yellow, green, orange, blue, red or grey.
mirror fragments various sizes and shapes
joined fragments overall 150 x 150 cm (59 x 59 in.)
installation size variable and according to wall

Signed and numbered 1/12 in black ink on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity (there were also 2 artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York. This wall work to be installed according to the artist's specifications on the certificate.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Contact Specialist

Anne Schneider-Wilson

Head of Sale, Senior Specialist 
London
+44 207 4042

Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019