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Contemporary Art Evening Auction


Albert Oehlen
signed and dated 89 on reverse

oil on canvas

200 by 240cm.; 78¾ by 94½in.
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E.ON Collection, Germany
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

Catalogue Note

"In my earlier paintings, the colors became the first victims when too many actions were layered on top of each other. Sometimes, if colors had miserably slumped, I tenderly comforted them with a spray can. Then I painted some pink candy over the muddy stew on a Saturday. Later I not only started to feel a need for bright colors - the whole painting process was no longer a matter of kneading thoughts, rather I interpreted and manipulated pre-existing elements. As far as possible, I tried to leave them alone, and that's when they start to grow."


The artist cited in: Hans Werner Holzwarth, Ed., Albert Oehlen, Cologne 2009, p. 496

Contemporary Art Evening Auction