The Form of Ideas: Conceptual Art from A Distinguished California Collection
signed and 87 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
Canvas: 98 by 87 in. (249 by 221 cm.)
Framed: 99 by 87¾ in. (251.5 by 223 cm.)
This work is in very good condition overall. There is minor buckling to the canvas in all corners, visible upon close inspection. There is a 3 in. area of hairline craquelure in the upper right quadrant, visible upon close inspection. No evidence of restoration is visible under ultraviolet light. Framed without glazing.
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Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica
Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 1989
Walter Dahn spearheaded the formation of the Mülheimer Freiheit, an artist group espousing a Neo-Expressionist, figurative style in response to what they considered the over-intellectualism of Minimalism and Conceptual Art. Dahn frequently sources his work from found imagery, song texts and poetry.