Rosemarie Trockel - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Friday, October 16, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘An art scene that has been largely male-dominated, even into the 1980s, spurs Rosemarie Trockel to dissent. She persistently formulates counter positions in which she confronts the male artist-genius with feminine roles and subject matter. The various groups of works reflect her standpoint within a decidedly feminine artistic realm and are unstinting in their fundamental critique of the prevailing art system. Despite her critical stance, Rosemarie Trockel's works encounter the viewer as lively, highly imaginative conceptual constructs and as vivid and convincing artistic creations. The artist manages to visualize even weighty intellectual cargo in an ironic and humorous way, avoiding dogmatic oppositions or, indeed, polemic. Rosemarie Trockel does not develop her work in a linear manner, but prefers to take intentionally circuitous artistic paths. With a thoroughly deconstructive method, she places every answer, once found, again in question, or even takes the answer back. The uninitiated observer might therefore find her work heterogeneous and, at first, not easily accessible. And yet a finely woven web of associations is spun around each group of works in which the motifs, once formulated, undergo manifold variations in different media over the years and so decipher themselves. In her works, traditional and new visual media make astonishing connections for the viewer again and again.' (Exhibition catalogue, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen , Rosemarie Trockel, Stuttgart, 2009) 


Ich kannte mich nicht aus

Metal, wood, yarn and gelatin silver print.
120 x 56 x 55 cm. (47 1/4 x 44 x 21 5/8 in).
Signed, titled and dated ' Trockel Ich kannte mich nicht aus 1988' on the base of the metal stand.  

£30,000 - 50,000 ‡ ♠

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

17 Oct 2009