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  • Provenance

    Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York
     

  • Catalogue Essay

    Influenced by Futurism, Cubism, Surrealism and early abstract
    art, Thomas Zipp is one of the most important German artists
    of our time. Although working across a wide range of media,
    Zipp is primarily a painter with a wan aesthetic that calls to mind
    the dour imaginings of Luc Tuymans. Despite being embedded
    with references to the avant-garde of the early 20th century,
    Zipp’s paintings tint the world with a bleak palette of dark tones.
    Mainly choosing from a spectrum of grey scales, the German
    artist expresses his very particular view of human culture. With
    a god-like authority, Zipp juxtaposes various systems of thought
    through which humanity has attempted to understand the world.
    Uncovering hidden connections between religion, history, science
    and politics, Zipp calls conventional readings into question whilst
    retaining a playful sense of humour.
     

Berlin Zeitgeist! A selection from the Adam Lindemann collection of contemporary German art

17

Fahnentraegerin

2003
Oil on canvas, paper collage, wood, fabric.
69.9 x 60.3 cm (27 1/2 x 23 3/4 in).
Signed and dated "Thomas Zipp 2003" on the reverse of the painting.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £25,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

13 October 2010
London