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Rudolf Stingel
B. 1956
UNTITLED
signed and dated 2006 on the reverse
oil and enamel on canvas
50.2 by 60.3 cm. 19 by 23 in.
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Provenance

Massimo De Carlo Gallery, Milan
Christie’s, London, 17 October 2009, Lot 128
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“To paint is to act. Yet this action does not necessarily produce a painting. Most of the time, the result is an approximation of an ideal painting that exists in the mind of the painter. Although painting can be an action, it must also be an observation. The mere act of painting does not create a Painting but simply some painting. But if the action of painting is used as a lens to observe reality to create another reality, then we have a Painting. Stingel creates a transitive way to recede from abstraction into the subject and to push the subject into a different kind of time.”

FRANCESCO BONAMI
quoted in Francesco Bonami, Rudolf Stingel, London, 2007, pp. 13-14

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