Lot 431
  • 431

Ugo Rondinone

Estimate
120,000 - 180,000 USD
Sold
262,000 USD
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Description

  • Ugo Rondinone
  • No. 85 ACHTZEHNTEROKTOBERNEUNZEHNHUNDERTSECHSUNDNEUNZIG
  • acrylic on canvas, Plexiglas plaque with caption

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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