signed and inscribed on the reverse
mixed media and clockwork
48 by 50 cm., 18¾ by 19¾ in.
Executed in 2013.
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This work is in very good condition and in full working order. All surface irregularities are in keeping with the artist’s choice of medium and working process.
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Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Acquired from the above by the present owner
As one of the most influential artists of her generation, Laura Owens has uniquely redefined the classic way of painting by challenging the traditional approaches. Not only the merging of the various field of art history, but also the appearance of the work and itself within the room is one of her primary experimental thoughts.
“This is basically what Owens is trying to do with every one of her paintings: change the physics of the room to the point where the viewer is trapped with this integral work of art.”, quoting Michael Slenske in: LA Times, Laura Owens: Between the shadows, 26 November, 2018 (online).
The present work, Untitled from 2013, is one of these integral works, behind the painted sheet hides a clockwork, transforming it in a so to speak functional painting.