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Ugo Rondinone

Estimate
200,000 - 300,000 USD
Sold
242,500 USD
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Description

  • Ugo Rondinone
  • Sechsundzwanzigstermaizweitausendundnull No. 200
  • acrylic on canvas
  • Diameter:  106  1/4  inches

Provenance

Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zürich
Phillips de Pury & Co., New York, May 14, 2004, lot 107
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Literature

Arlène Bonnant, CAP Collection, Switzerland, 2005, p. 244, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

Hypnotic target paintings, rendered in hazy concentric circles of vivid colour, induce feelings of meditative or transcendental reflection. Yet the surface of his target paintings is flat and blurred, a depthless plane that contradicts the absorptive qualities they promise...They evoke but do not reconcile personal and cultural expression, individual artistic practice and a wider aesthetic discourse. Turn to the titles, furthermore, and they are named with the day and date of their production. Any promise of spiritual fulfillment is undercut by the banality of a daily act, transformed into a testament of presence and of ritualized activity.” - Andrea Tarsia, "Ugo Rondinone: Zero built a nest in my navel," 2005, p. 273
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