Contemporary Passions

Contemporary Passions

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Collecting in the New Millennium: Figure versus Form | Property from a Belgian Collection

Manfred Pernice

Garten-Gartenarbeit (Garden-Gardening)

Lot Closed

November 26, 12:03 PM GMT


12,000 - 18,000 EUR

Lot Details


Manfred Pernice

b. 1963

Garten-Gartenarbeit (Garden-Gardening)

wood and metal

172 by 57 by 50 cm., 67¾ by 22½ by 19¾ in.

Executed in 2007.

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerpen

Acquired from the above by the present owner

The present work Untitled (2007) by the Berlin based artist Manfred Pernice is exemplarily for the artist’s correlation between form, colour, volume and proportion in relation to the exhibiting space and the space between the work and the spectator, overall coming together in the question of the context of art.

The body of the sculpture is created with different sized and coloured wooden boxes which are stacked on top of each other creating a tower architecture that is movable within the space. With the constellation and assemble of the coloured pieces in the present work Pernice implements an art historical reference, the linear abstraction of Lyonel Feininger, transforming it into the three-dimensional space of a sculpture architecture. This reference shows the artist’s discussion about thematic and formal translation in contemporary art.