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Jonathan Meese
B. 1977
GARTEN EDEN II
signed with the artist's initials and dated 2004; signed, titled, dated 2004 and variously inscribed on the reverse of each panel
oil, metallic paint, paper collage, photographs, resin, plaster and hair on canvas, in three parts
each: 209.5 by 140 cm. 82 1/2 by 55 1/8 in.
overall: 209.5 by 420 cm. 82 1/2 by 165 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Wuppertal, Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, Der Symbolismus und die Kunst der Gegenwart, June - September 2007, p. 156, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

“Jonathan Meese has created some of the most intense paintings of this decade […] Even when he seems to be conducting a very lyrical dialogue with an artist such as Balthus, the idea surfaces that art is a radical counter-proposition which an artist has to embody in unrelenting loner-fashion.”

 Robert Fleck cited in: Exh. Cat., Vienna, Essl Museum, Jonathan Meese: Fräulein Atlantis, 2007, pp. 130-31.

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