Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 557

 

557
Jonathan Meese
NO - OFFICER I, 2004.
Oil on canvas and collage with color photograph...
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 20.300

(incl. 25% surcharge)
NO - OFFICER I. 2004.
Oil on canvas and collage with color photographs on glossy photo paper, on canvas,.
Lower left and upper right monogrammed and dated. Verso of the canvas several times (once barely legible) signed and dated as well as titled. One of the photographs mounted on verso inscribed "Die Nettigkeit". Bottom of stretcher inscribed with the work number "MEE / M 7648" by a hand other than that of the artist. 70 x 50.3 cm (27.5 x 19.8 in).
Verso with a collage of five photographic self-portraits of the artist, each color photograph on glossy photo paper, mounted on canvas. [CH].
• Verso with a photo collage with several self-portraits of the artist.
•The artist applies the paint onto the canvas as a sculptural mass
• On May 19, 2020 the artist will release an album in cooperation with the techno producer DJ Hell. It is titled "Hab keine Angst, hab keine Angst, ich bin Deine Angst" (Do Not Fear, Do Not Fear, I am Your Fear, Buback Records, Hamburg)
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We are grateful to the Bureau Jonathan Meese, Berlin, for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (with the gallery label and several gallery stamps on the frame).

"Meesian picture description: The 'NO-OFFICER I' is a self-portrait 'Meese'! The 'No-Officer I' is a fighter of art, so a soldier without ideology, so an 'art soldier'! The 'Meese soldier' says always 'No', so 'No' to any ideology! The three 'Eights' are three art orders of infinity in the form of the infinity sign! The 'No-Officer I' is a total artisan! (The Meese art soldier lives in the 'Art Egg') "




557
Jonathan Meese
NO - OFFICER I, 2004.
Oil on canvas and collage with color photograph...
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 20.300

(incl. 25% surcharge)