Modern & Contemporary Auction

Modern & Contemporary Auction

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Property from a Private German Collection

Laura Owens


Lot Closed

April 7, 01:13 PM GMT


40,000 - 60,000 EUR

Lot Details


Laura Owens

b. 1970


signed and inscribed on the reverse

mixed media and clockwork

48 by 50 cm., 18¾ by 19¾ in.

Executed in 2013.

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.