Wilhelm Sasnal - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Mark Jancou Fine Art, New York

  • Exhibited

    Kunsthalle Basel, Painting on the Move, 25 April – 31 May, 2002

  • Catalogue Essay

    Often Sasnal’s palette is reduced to shades of black, gray, and white, with just rare hints of colour. In their somberness, the paintings seem like afterimages, shadows of pictures. Singular moments are caught in memory, emblazon themselves on the mind, and perhaps interpolate themselves later in connection with other images. Sasnal uses the immediacy and multiplicity of painterly possibilities to open up a complex visual and tactile memory of a media world of luminous and glittering image surfaces. In the same way that bits of schematic information combine in the brain into memories, personal thoughts grow out of his image series… H. R. Reust, ‘Wilhelm Sasnal: Kunsthalle Zurich’ in Artforum, February, 2004


Portrait After Rodchenko, Lady

Oil on canvas.
29.8 x 27 cm. (11 3/4 x 10 5/8 in).
Signed and dated ‘WILHELM SASNAL 2002’ on the overlap.

£25,000 - 35,000 ‡♠

Sold for £60,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm