Lot 173
  • 173

Karen Kilimnik

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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  • Karen Kilimnik
  • A Play in the Countryside
  • signed, titled and dated 02 on the reverse
  • water-soluble oil paint on canvas
  • 25.5 by 20.5 cm. 10 by 8 in.


Il Capricornio, Venice

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003

Catalogue Note

"The artist’s use of water-based oil paint both gives the works an interesting surface and more coyly suggests the uncomfortable middle-ground of adolescence, playing a kind of dress-up with materials. This is a smarter and less obvious way into the subject matter, using kitsch without picturing it" (Peter Eleey, ‘Karen Kilimnik’, The Brooklyn Rail, 1 July 2002, online).