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  • Provenance

    Private collection Rhineland, Germany

  • Literature

    Fred Jahn 35

  • 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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Untitled, from Homage à Picasso

Lithograph in colours with embossing, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 47.7 x 33.8 cm (18 3/4 x 13 1/4 in.)
S. 66.4 x 50 cm (26 1/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

Signed and annotated 'H.C.' in pencil (an hors commerce copy aside from the edition of 90 and 15 artist's proofs plus 30 impressions in Roman numerals reserved for museums), published by Propyläen Verlag, Berlin and Pantheon Presse, Rome, framed.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £5,000

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London Auction 25 January 2018