Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid Acquired from the above by the present owner
"A painting is simply a screen between the producer and the spectator where we can both look at the thought processes residing on the screen from different angles and points in time. It enables me to look at the residue of my thinking"
Katharina Grosse in conversation with Emily Wasik, in: 'Katharina Grosse Sticks to Her Guns', Interview Magazine, November 2014, online.
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the paler colours have more pink undertones and the greens are slightly deeper and richer in the original. The catalogue illustration further fails to convey the iridescent qualities of the metallic paint.
This work is in very good and original condition. Extremely close inspection reveals some fine tension cracks in isolated places to the extreme overturn edge. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light.
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