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431
Ugo Rondinone
NO. 85 ACHTZEHNTEROKTOBERNEUNZEHNHUNDERTSECHSUNDNEUNZIG
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 262,000 USD
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431
Ugo Rondinone
NO. 85 ACHTZEHNTEROKTOBERNEUNZEHNHUNDERTSECHSUNDNEUNZIG
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 262,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Ugo Rondinone
B. 1963
NO. 85 ACHTZEHNTEROKTOBERNEUNZEHNHUNDERTSECHSUNDNEUNZIG
acrylic on canvas, Plexiglas plaque with caption
diameter: 86 1/2 in. 220 cm.
Executed in 1997.
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Provenance

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired from the above in 1997)

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. This disparity is amplified by the many references the work evokes. Played out at both visual and linguistic levels, they constantly refer to something other than the works themselves.” (Andrea Tarsia, Exh. Cat., London, Whitechapel Gallery, Ugo Rondinone: Zero Built a Nest in My Navel, 2006, p. 273)

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