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AGUS SUVAGE 蘇華格 | THE KISS #4 吻 #4

Estimate:

160,000

to
- 260,000 HKD

The Millennium Story: Contemporary Southeast Asian and Asian Art from an Important European Collection

AGUS SUVAGE 蘇華格 | THE KISS #4 吻 #4

AGUS SUVAGE 蘇華格 | THE KISS #4 吻 #4

Estimate:

160,000

to
- 260,000 HKD

Lot sold:

201,600

HKD

The Millennium Story: Contemporary Southeast Asian and Asian Art from an Important European Collection

AGUS SUVAGE 

b. 1959

THE KISS #4


Oil and acrylic on canvas

Signed and dated 2011

200 by 250 cm; 78¾ by 98¼ in. 


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藝敘千禧:重要東南亞和亞洲藝術歐洲收藏

蘇華格

生於1959年

吻 #4


壓克力及油畫畫布

款識:藝術家簽名並紀年2011

200 x 250 公分; 78¾x 98¼英寸

This work is in good overall condition as viewed. Unframed, on a stretcher.


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Arndt Gallery, Berlin

Private European Collection


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ARNDT畫廊,柏林

歐洲私人收藏

Enin Supriyanto, Agus Suwage: Still Crazy After All These Years, Studio Biru, Yogyakarta, 2010, p. 623

ASIA: Looking South, Arndt, Berlin, 2011, p. 22, 24 and 25


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葉寧・素比揚托,《蘇華格:瘋狂依舊》,比魯工作室,印尼,日惹,2010年,頁623

《亞洲:南望》,ARNDT畫廊,柏林,2011年,頁22、24及25


Berlin, ARNDT Berlin, ASIA: Looking South, 10 September - 27 October 2011


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柏林,ARNDT畫廊,「亞洲:南望」,2011年9月10日至10月27日

One of Indonesia’s most revered and internationally active contemporary artists, Agus Suwage investigates the interrelationships between multiple forms of identity, probing questions about society, culture, religion in critical yet often humorous ways. Intimate, yet starkly powerful, The Kiss #4 is a highly significant painting from Suwage’s ouevre that beautifully reveals the artist’s own reckoning, or rather devout fascination with self and other, good and evil, life and death. Reminiscent of the canonic work by Rodin or Gustave Klimt’s famous lovers, the current work focuses on the embrace between artist and a skull with a halo. Executed in wonderful detail, the faces of both characters are rendered in varying shades of pink and red, while the rest of the canvas is completed in greyscale or left unfinished and blank. The Kiss #4 embodies Suwage’s relentless search for meaning that transcends dogma and reveals beauty, humor and insight in unexpected ways.