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  • Provenance

    Sadie Coles, London
    Private Collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Sadie Coles, Rudolf Stingel, 21 June – 4 July 2012
    Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Rudolf Stingel, 7 April - 31 December 2013 (another variant exhibited)

  • Artist Biography

    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

100% polyamide carpet
1.4 x 450 x 381 cm (0 1/2 x 177 1/8 x 150 in.)
Executed in 2012.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £68,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 9 March 2018