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  • Provenance

    Galerie Annemarie Verna, Zurich
    Private Collection, New York
    David Nolan Gallery, New York
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Christie's, New York, November 11, 2015, lot 203
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, David Nolan Gallery, European and American Drawings 1961-1969, February - March 1993

  • Literature

    Erich Maas and Delano Greenidge, eds., Blinky Palermo 1943-1977, New York, 1989, p. 53 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography


    German • 1943 - 1977

    Blinky Palermo is best known for his monochromatic canvases and fabric paintings made from simple lengths of material cut, stitched and stretched over a frame. Palermo painted on aluminium, steel, wood, paper and Formica, often making lines out of tape instead of paint. He completed approximately 65 paintings between 1966 and 1972 titled Stoffbilder (Fabric Paintings); in this signature series, he took ready-made department-store fabrics and stitched them into vibrant panels.

    Palermo studied under Joseph Beuys alongside Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter. Public collections holding major works by Palermo include the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. and the Dia Art Foundation. Most of the artist's work, however, remains in the possession of private collectors and museums in Europe.

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signed and dated "Palermo 67" lower left of the first side; further titled "Schaufenster" lower right of the first side; further signed, titled, inscribed and dated "Palermo Düsseldorf 1967 Schaufenster"" lower left of the second side
watercolor on paper, double-sided
12 5/8 x 9 1/4 in. (32.1 x 23.5 cm.)
Executed in 1967.

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