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  • Provenance

    Massimo De Carlo, Milan
    Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    Rudolf Stingel

    Italian • 1956

    Rudolf Stingel came to prominence in the late 1980s for his insistence on the conceptual act of painting in a context in which it had been famously declared dead. Despite the prevailing minimalist and conceptual narrative of the time, the Italian-born artist sought to confront the fundamental aspirations and failures of Modernist painting through the very medium of painting itself. While his works do not always conform to the traditional definitions of painting, their attention to surface, space, color and image provide new and expanded ways of thinking about the process and "idea" of painting. Central to his multifarious and prolific oeuvre is an examination of the passage of time and the probing of the fundamental questions of authenticity, meaning, hierarchy, authorship and context by dislocating painting both internally and in time and space. Stingel is best known for his wall-to-wall installations, constructed of fabric or malleable Celotex sheets, as well as his seemingly more traditional oil-on-canvas paintings.

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Untitled

signed and dated "Stingel 2008" on the reverse
oil and enamel on canvas
67 x 53 in. (170.2 x 134.6 cm.)
Executed in 2008.

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The Sky in a Room

New York Selling Exhibition 14 July – 11 August 2017