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Sale: 461 / Post War I, Dec. 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 823

Lot description
Ohne Titel. 1960 /65.
Mixed media . Acrylic and pencil over collaged newsprint on board.
Lower right signed and dated. On thin board, firmly mounted on canvas. 120 x 90 cm (47.2 x 35.4 in).

Accompanied by a "Certificato di Autentica e Archiviazione" issued by the Archivio Mario Schifano on 13 November, 2017. The work is registered at the Archivio Generale dell' Opera di Mario Schifano with the number 03592171111.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Axel Holm, Ulm.

"Around the studio there were hundreds of collages with newspaper clippings, little sketches which he worked on, adding or removing details, moving items into space, finding inspiration from one image and transferring it to another, photocopying each step. The photocopies were in turn retouched with marker or enamel paint, only some details having their colors changed or being overly magnified. These steps, for which there are still entire sequences of photocopies, constitute what happened behind the scenes of many of his famous works."
Monica De Bei Schifano, from: "Mario Schifano. A Biography" by Luca Ronchi , Johan & Levi Publisher, 2012

In the 1960s the work group of the 'Monochrome' paintings come into existence, in which he discovered common household lacquer paints as his preferred material. Mario Schifaneo attained a very special mode of expression with unconventional painting means. He applies the paint with an expressive gesture, in our work he spreads it across two rectangular collaged newspaper clippings.
Mario Schifano
Ohne Titel, 1960/65.
Mixed media
€ 140,000 / $ 161,000
€ 78,750 / $ 90.562

(incl. 25% surcharge)

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