Portrait Marilyn. 1995. Acrylic on panel. Verso signed and dated. Typographically titled and inscribed on a label. Unique object. 50 x 35 x 8.7 cm (19.6 x 13.7 x 3.4 in).
• Unique work from the famous series "Portraits" • Bright and powerful combination of the complimentary colors yellow-blue end red-cyan • "Color/Space/Body" Knoebel's creation in context of other prominent abstract positions • Works by Imi Knoebels are part of many acclaimed collections, among them the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, the K20/K21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen and the Albertina, Vienna.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from aforementioned in 1996).
"I thought: everything has been done already [..] Yves Klein has painted his canvas blue, Lucio Fontana has cut slashes into his. What’s left? If you want to do something, to stay alive, you have to think of something at least as radical." Imi Knoebel n an iInterview with The Guardian, July 15, 2015, quote from: www.theguardian.com