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  • Provenance

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    Often Sasnal's palette is reduced to shades of black, gray, and white, with just rare hints of color. In their sombreness, the paintings seem like after images, 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.

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Car

2002
Oil on canvas.
74 3/4 x 75 in. (190 x 190.5 cm).
Signed and dated “Wilhelm Sasnal 2002” on the overlap.

Estimate
£50,000 - 70,000 ≠ ♠ †

Sold for £98,400

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm
London