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  • 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 (Studio Floor)

2009
Oil and metallic enamel in colours with metal staple, on canvas stretched over wood strainers,
60 x 60 cm (23 5/8 x 23 5/8 in.)
signed, dated '2009' and numbered 6/30 in black crayon on the reverse (from the series of thirty unique paintings), published by Lisa Ivorian-Jones for the New Museum, New York, unframed.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £37,500

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 11 June 2015 2pm & 6pm