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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Rammellzee
IKONOKLAST PANZERISM LETTER "V"
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 450,000 HKD
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512

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Rammellzee
IKONOKLAST PANZERISM LETTER "V"
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 450,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong

Rammellzee
1960 - 2010
IKONOKLAST PANZERISM LETTER "V"
signed, titled and dated 90 on the reverse
spray paint, acrylic and pen on paperboard
38.1 by 50.8 cm.   15 by 20 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection
Artcurial, Paris, 15 December 2008, Lot 212
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

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.

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong