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  • Provenance

    Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ugo Rondinone is an artist fascinated by the relationship between the artist and the world around him. Working across different media and styles, he references literature, music and theatre as well as the visual arts, creating sensory and theatrical installations.
    When viewing Ugo Rondinone's target paintings, one is immediately pulled into their vibrantly hued circular bands of colour. Spray-painted concentric circles make up his seductive targets. Lending his works a slightly out-of-focus quality to the bands' edges, the paintings are adopt a slightly dizzying effect when being viewed. In the present lot, Siebenundzwanzigstermaizweitausendundzweino #282, is a stunningly bright work, in which Rondinone has slightly altered the width of the rings, enlarging the centre of the tondo to create a halo of light with rainbow-colour rings surrounding it.

282

Siebenundzwanzigstermaizweitausendundzweino #282

2000
Acrylic on canvas.
Diameter: 220cm. (86 5/8 in).

Estimate
£80,000 - 120,000 ≠ †

Sold for £181,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2008, 5pm
London