Wolfe von Lenkiewicz - Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2024 | Phillips
  • “I worked on this painting with careful attention, first in Lamu in East Africa and completing it in my London studio. I have always been interested in the work of the Netherlandish artists and I consider this painting to be a strong early work.”
    —Wolfe von Lenkiewicz

    Wolfe von Lenkiewicz's work has been displayed in a variety of notable museums, including the Ateneum Museum in Helsinki, The National Museum in Stockholm, and the Musée du quai Branly in Paris. The artist is currently preparing for a retrospective of his work at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, in November 2025. This exhibition will feature key artworks from his career spanning from 2008 to 2025. This retrospective coincides with a series of solo exhibitions planned for 2024-2026 in the USA, Dubai, Seoul, and Brussels.

    • Provenance

      All Visual Arts, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

    • Exhibited

      London, All Visual Arts, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz: Hieronymus Bosch, 7 September-4 October 2012
      Paris, Musee du Quai Branly, Persona etrangement humain, 26 January-13 November 2016

    • Literature

      Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, quoted in Colin Gleadell, 'Art market news: Wolfe von Lenkiewicz paintings soar in price', The Telegraph, 11 September 2012, online

    • Artist Biography

      Wolfe von Lenkiewicz

      • 1966

      Wolfe von Lenkiewicz is a British artist of German and Polish descent. He studied Philosophy at
      York University and currently lives and works in London.

      Wolfe von Lenkiewicz's process embodies the seamless interplay between the artist's practice
      as an oil painter and the forefront of technological innovation. Striking a balance between
      intuitive human discernment and a cutting-edge node-based system using diffusion models, the
      resulting works showcase astounding precision.

      Von Lenkiewicz navigates the boundary between digital and tactile realms. Through a process
      of adaptation and reinterpretation, he takes meticulously curated artworks, neither privileging the
      digital over the canvas nor vice versa, skillfully rendering them in oil, ensuring each medium
      stands in its own right, yet is harmoniously interconnected.

      Achieving international recognition, his artwork has been showcased in esteemed art institutions
      globally. These include Musée Quai Branly, Paris, Helsinki's Ateneum Museum, Stockholm's
      National Museum and the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille.

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Property of a Prominent Private European Collection


Garden of Earthly Delights

oil on canvas, in artist's frame, triptych
240 x 450 cm (94 1/2 x 177 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2012.

Full Cataloguing

£40,000 - 60,000 ‡♠

Sold for £88,900

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Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale

London Auction 27 June 2024