475
475
Albert Oehlen
UNTITLED
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 783,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
475
Albert Oehlen
UNTITLED
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 783,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Albert Oehlen
B. 1954
UNTITLED
signed, titled and dated 2006 on the reverse
oil on canvas
47 by 59 1/4 in. 119.4 by 150.5 cm.
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Provenance

Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
Phillips, New York, 15 May 2009, Lot 193
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner 

Catalogue Note

"I am convinced that I cannot achieve beauty via a direct route; that can only be the result of deliberation. Otherwise, we would be back at the pure sound that creates happiness—which I don't believe in. That's the interesting thing about art: that somehow, you use your material to make something that results in something beautiful, via a path that no one has yet trodden. That means working with something that is improbable, where your predecessors would have said, 'You can't do that.' First you take a step towards ugliness and then, somehow or other, you wind up where it's beautiful."

Albert Oehlen

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York