Piotr Uklański - Contemporary Art London Friday, October 13, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

  • Exhibited

    London, The Photographer’s Gallery, Piotr Uklański: The Nazis, August 8-September 12, 1998; Warsaw, Zacheta Gallery, Piotr Uklański: The Nazis, October 30-December 3, 2000 (another example exhibited); New York, Jewish Museum, Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery / Recent Art, March 17-June 30, 2002 (another example exhibited); Bremen, Neues Museum Weserburg, After Images: Künst Als Soziales Gedăchtnis, June 27-October 2, 2004 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    L. Peter, “The Reich Stuff”, The Face, London, July 1998, no. 118, pp. 60-61
    R. Epstein, “Janner’s Fears of Nazi Exhibition”, London Jewish News, July 17, 1998,p. 8;
    R. Stringer, “Outrage as London Gallery Highlights ‘Glamour of Nazism’”, Evening Standard, London, July 29, 1998, p. 21
    S. Shave, “Nice Nazi, Nasty Nazi”, I-D Magazine, London, August 1998, no. 178, p. 50
    “Spiel mit dem Nazi-Chic”, Der Spiegel, Hamburg, August 3, 1998, no. 32, p. 87
    “Piotr Uklanski: The Nazis”, The Guide, London, August 3-9, 1998, p. 39
    J. Jones, “Faces of Evil”, The Guardian, London, August 18, 1998, p. 12
    N. ascheron, “It’s Only David Niven Dressed UP: Why Do We Feel a Chill?”, The Observer, London, August 23m 1998, p. 9
    “Nazi Movie Shoots are Defended as Art”, Amateur Photographer, London, August 29, 1998
    W. Orlínski, “Ci Przystojni Nazisci”, Gazetta Wyborcza, Warsaw, August 31, 1998, p. 2
    “Espectros Nazis”, Expresso, Lisbon, September 19, 1998, n.p.
    Edition Patrick Frey and P. Uklański, Piotr Uklański: The Nazis, Zurich/Berlin/New York, 1999, (illustrated)
    P. Rypson, “Disco, Nazisci, i szklankla herbaty”, Machina, Warsaw, October 1999, pp. 78-81
    T. Wolff, “Sie tun’s alle: The Nazis’ Hollywood-Klischees”, Frankfurter Rundschau, October 20, 1999
    S. Ramming, “Film-Nazis in der Pop-Hölle”, Dei Wochenzeitung, Berlin, October 21, 1999, p. 21
    M. Masserey, “Sous leur uniforme luster, les Nazis de Hollywood vendent des pailettes”, Le Temps, Geneva, December 29, 1999, p. 37
    “The Nazis by Piotr Uklanski”, New York Arts Magazine, January 2000, p. 70
    D. Kurbuweit, “Wie sexy dürfen Nazis sein?”, Speigel Reporter, Hamburg, February 2000, no. 2, pp. 119-125
    “Austellung zeigt Filmstars in Nazi Uniformen”, Die Welt, Berlin, February 29, 2000
    J. Feo Fuentes, “Hollywood y el nazimo: vision critica de Piotr Uklanski”, Arts-Zin.com, Madrid, March-April 2000, n.p.
    S. Leinemann, “Der filmische Albtraum vom Nazi”, Die Welt, Berlin, March 3, 2000
    “Eine Wand voller Film-Nazis”, Berliner Zeitung, Berlin, March 6, 2000
    “Film Nazis”, Neues Deutschland, Berlin, March 10, 2000
    “Heute in Berlin: ‘Die Nazis’ “, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, March 10, 2000
    S. Heller, “Snazi Nazis”, The New York Times Book Review, March 12, 2000, p. 22
    “Die Nazis”, Tagesspeigel, Berlin, March 22, 2000
    “The Nazis”, Taz, Berlin. March 22, 2000
    “Piotr Uklanski: ‘Die Nazis’ “, Art On, Berlin, April 2000
    P. Herstreuth, “ ‘Die Nazis’ von Piotr Uklanski in den Kunst-Werken”, Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, May 2000, p. 43-44
    C. Schneider, “Nazi’s “, Metropolis M., Amsterdam, June-July, 2000, no. 3, pp. 64-65
    M. Jungfleisch, “Monster und Hollywoodstars”, Filmforum, Berlin, July-August 2000, pp. 28-29
    M. Margielewski, “Nazi Fiction”, CKM, Warsaw, September 2000, no. 9, pp. 66-68
    A. Markiewicz, “Nazisci z kinowych ekranów”, Machina, Warsaw, September 2000, p. 25
    M. Fedisz, “Ci przystojni nazisci w swych przepieknych mundarach”, Prezzekroj, Warsaw, September 3, 2000, pp. 9-10
    “Ci Przystojni Nazisci!”, Gazeta Wyborcza, Warsaw, October 27-November 2, 2000, p. 22
    “Druga Strona: Nazisci”, Zycie, Warsaw, October 31-November 1, 2000, p. 2
    D, Jarecka, “Wystawa ‘Nazisci’ w Warszawie”, Gazeta Wyborcza, October 31-November 1, 2000, p. 17
    A. M. Wasieczko, “The Nazis”, The Warsaw Voice, Warsaw, November 12, 2000
    “Nazi Movie Exhibition Enrages Actor”, The Guardian, London, November 23, 2000
    J. Raszeja, “Nazista w. Kadre”, Gazeta Pomorska, Warsaw, November 24, 2000
    “Exhibit on Nazis Riles Poles” Officials Halt Display of War-Movie Images”, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, November 25, 2000
    “Poland Closes Show of Stars in Nazi Uniforms”, The Holland Sentinel, Amsterdam, November 26, 2000
    “Actor Attacks Exhibition in Poland”, Artnet.com, New York, November 30, 2000, n.p.
    “P. Baler, “Censure Nazis”, Artealdia.com, San Francisco, December 2000, n.p.
    “Galeria”Nazisci”, Przekrój, Warsaw, December 3, 2000, pp. 17-21
    “Shortcuts: Taking Up Arms Against the Nazis”, The Warsaw Voice, Warsaw, December 3, 2000, No. 49 (632), (detail of another version of this work illustrated)
    I. Czerwinska, “Art Scandal: The Final Cut”, The Warsaw Voice, Warsaw, December 3, 2000, p. 5
    W. Kosc, “Slashing Out: A Leading Polish Actor and the Minister of Culture Fail to Understand ‘The Nazis’ “, Central Europe Review, Warsaw, December, 4, 2000, no. 4, n.p.
    M. Trenkler, “Säbelhiebe auf Film-Nazis”, Morgen Welt, Berlin, December 8, 2000
    “Naziata”, Nie, Warsaw, December 14, 2000, n.p.
    “Nasi czy Nazi?”, Viva, Warsaw, December 18, 2000, p. 14
    “Nazis Invade Poland”, Britart.com, London, January 10, 2001
    M. Gioni, “Touch Me I’M Sick: Portraits of Power”, Flashart, Milan, May-June, 2001, no. 218, pp. 108-113
    M. Kimmelman, “Jewish Museum Show Looks Nazis in the Face and Creates a Fuss”, The New York Times, January 29, 2002, pp. E1-2
    S. Boxer, “Man Behind a Museum Tempest; A Curator Defends His Show Explaining Nazi Imagery”, The New York Times, New York, February 24,, 2002
    R. Atkins, “Bringing Nazi Symbols to the Jewish Museum”, Artnews, New York, March 2002, pp. 46-48
    M. Kimmelman, “Evil, the Nazis and Shock Value”, The New York Times, March 15, 2002, pp. E33-35
    E. Reverter, “Art provocador sobre l’Holocaust”, Avui, Lisbon, March 17, 2002, p. 48
    L. Cahmi, “Peering Under the Skin of Monsters”, The New York Times, March 17, 2002, pp. 36-39
    R. Rosenbaum, “Mirroring Evil? No, Mirroring Art Theory”, The New Observer, March 18, 2002, p. 11
    C. Fox, “Jewish Museum Casts Nazi Evil in New Light”, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Atlanta, March 24, 2002
    “Art Review: Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art”, The Village Voice, New York, March 26, 2002
    H. Howard, “Empty Mirror: The Jewish Museum’s Show of Nazi Imagery in Art Today Is Nothing to See.”, Time Out New York, March 28-April 4, 2002, p. 8-9
    J. Michaelson, “Mystical Nazi Sex Gods”, Zeek, New York, April, 2002, n.p.
    P.Schjeldahl, “The Hitler Show”, The New Yorker, April 1, 2002, p. 87
    “The Banality of Evil”, Flash Art, MILAN, May-June, 2002, p. 70
    L. Nochlin, “Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art”, ArtForum, New York, Summer 2002, no. 10, pp. 167-168, 202
    C. Labelle, “Mirroring Evil”, Frieze, London, June-August 2002, pp. 107-108
    M. Cattelan, M. Gioni, et al., “Piotr Uklanski, The Nazis”, Charley 02, Dijon, Autumn, 2002, n.p.
    K. Bush, “Once Upon A Time in the East: The Art of Piotr Uklanski”, ArtForum, November 2002
    P. Uklanski and R. Biuro, eds, Piotr Ulański: Earth Wind and Fire, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2004, pp.82-83 (advertisement for Spiegel Reporter published in Der Spiegel, no. 4, January 24, 2000, pp. 88-89); pp. 122-123 and 124 (detail of another example exhibited at Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw illustrated)
    A. Lindemann, Collecting Contemporary, Cologne, 2006, p. 132 (another example illustrated)


The Nazis

164 chromogenic, black and white and color photographs mounted on separate panels.
163 works 13 ¾ x 10 in. (34.9 x 25.4 cm) each; one work 13 ¾ x 9 3/8 in. (34.9 x 23.8 cm).
Each panel numbered of ten and annotated A-P, 1-41 on a label adhered to the reverse. This work is from an edition of ten and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

£250,000 - 350,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £568,000

Contemporary Art

14 Oct 2006, 7pm