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Neo Rauch
B. 1960
WERF
signed, titled and dated 98
oil on canvas
60 by 45.2 cm. 23 3/4 by 17 7/8 in.
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Provenance

Leipziger Volkszeitung Collection, Germany (acquired directly from the artist)
Sotheby's, London, 16 October 2010, Lot 236
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Honolulu, Academy of Arts, Neo Rauch Works 1994-2002: The Leipziger Volkszeitung Collection, February - April 2005, n.p., no. 18, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

“Rauch’s paintings show us many rudiments, many fragments and figurations of possible worlds… Rauch’s custom of working with the memory of a pictorial story… also awakes our pleasure in getting wise to him and letting ourselves become totally involved in the allusions they ignite” (Gottfried Boehm cited in: Exh. Cat., Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Neo Rauch – Neue Rollen. Paintings 1993-2006, 2006, p. 39).

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