Private Collection Artcurial, Paris, 15 December 2008, Lot 212 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Cult legend of the Street Art scene Rammellzee, who mesmerized the likes of Basquiat, was (and still is) seen as somewhat of a mythological being. The dynamic and vibrant panache of Rammellzee’s graffiti was based on illegible writing resembling the medieval Gothic script, with the essence of Rammellzee’s manifesto claims that language is an act of violence. Through his Ikonoklast Panzerism series, Rammellzee reclaims the letter’s meaning by deconstructing its symbols, liberating it from the tyranny of language; once liberated, the letter formation is then weaponized against further manipulation through redesigning the familiar.
This work is in very good condition. There are minor creases to four corners. Light frame marks are visible along the edges, with slight discolouration. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."