Lazarett. 2004. Oil on canvas. Verso twice with the artist's signet and dated as well as titled. 150 x 210 cm (59 x 82.6 in).
• Fascinating contrast between monumental format and subtly orchestrated physicalness. • One of the internationally sought-after large-size paintings from the 2000s.
PROVENANCE: Leo Koenig Inc., New York. Private collection Berlin.
"I paint because I have to paint. I leave the classification to others. […] I don't see why the classic use of paint and brush should be inapropriate at any point. Painting is as long topical as painters use the medium and agree to struggle with its intricacies. The question is not if and when painting will be a thing of the past, but whether there is anything in visual culture that could possibly question the obviously irreplaceable potential of a picture.“ (Nobert Bisky, quote from: Kunstwerkstatt Norbert Bisky, Prestel Verlag 2007, p. 10)