Thomas Scheibitz - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Friday, October 12, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Kenneth L. Freed Collection, Boston

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the present lot a face is depicted in a seemingly indifferent expression; the contours create a rather comical figure, though the horizontal deconstruction of the face suggests otherwise. This feeling is emphasized by the positioning of the figure – centre right, while grey channels around the neck stir a sense of suffocation. The work is paradoxical, conveying both energy and wistfulness. Although a figure in parts, each characteristic is distinctive on its own: the composition doesn’t appear to be unduly fragmented. Scheibitz thus manages to translate pictorially the malaise of contemporary culture, all the while offsetting such feelings by infusing the viewer with a sense of humour, and consequently, a sense of hope.


Untitled (nr. 242)

Oil on canvas.
56 x 42 in. (142.2 x 106.7 cm).
Signed, titled and dated “Scheibitz o.T (nr. 242) 99” on the reverse

£50,000 - 70,000 ≠♠†

Sold for £60,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm