Lot 8
  • 8


40,000 - 60,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Katharina Grosse
  • o.T.
  • acrylic on canvas 
  • Diameter: 23 5/8 in. 60 cm.
  • Executed in 2017.


Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, New York

Catalogue Note

Katharina Grosse is a contemporary German artist, who sprays bold colors directly onto architecture, interiors and landscapes. She approaches painting as an experience and embraces whatever arises in her process of using a spray gun as her artistic tool, distancing the act of painting from the hand of the artist. More recently she has experimented transforming spaces by spraying paint onto large sheets of fabric that hang on walls. Her use of spray guns and stencils allow the colors to bleed into each other while still remaining distinct. She was born in 1961 in Freiburg im Breisgau Germany and attended Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she is a professor today. Previously she held a professorship at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee from 2000 to 2010. She currently lives and works in Düsseldorf and Berlin. She is recognized internationally and has received awards including the Villa Romana Prize, Florence, Italy (1992), Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program, Marfa, TX, USA (1999), Artist in Residence at Elam School of Fine Art program, Auckland, New Zealand (2001), Andy Warhol Residency Award, Headlands Foundation, San Francisco, CA, USA (2002), Fred Thieler Award, and Otto-Ritschl-Kunstpreis (2015). Her work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art; QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia; The Pérez Art Museum, Miami; Istanbul Modern; and Centre Pompidou. Her first solo exhibition was in 1992 at Modeaparis, Château de Servières, Marseille, France; and in 2018 she had solo exhibitions in China, Australia, Italy and the Czech Republic. Her unique use of material and eccentric color is exciting and revolutionary.