Rudolf Stingel - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, October 16, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    Rome, Complesso del Vittoriano, 7 February - 2 March 2008; Genoa, Palazzo Ducale, 19 March - 11 May 2008; Ferrara, Casa dell'Ariosto, 27 September - 12 October 2008; Turin, Palazzo della Regione, 1 - 18 November 2008; Florence, Museo Marino Marini, 11 December 2008 - 5 January 2009, Adotta un disegno

  • 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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Celotex tuff - R mounted on panel in aluminium frame.
65 x 48.3 cm. (25 1/2 x 19 in).
Signed and dated 'Stingel 2002' on the reverse.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £56,450

Contemporary Art Day Sale

17 Oct 2009