Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 556

 

556
Jonathan Meese
Soldatenei, 2004.
Mixed media. Oil, cardboard, adhesive tape and ...
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 20.300

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Soldatenei. 2004.
Mixed media. Oil, cardboard, adhesive tape and synthetic resin on canvas as well as with a collage of color photographs on glossy photo paper, on canvas.
Lower right monogrammed and dated. Signed, dated and titled on the reverse. Frame twice inscribed with the work number "MEE / M 894" by a hand other than that of the artist. 80 x 60 cm (31.4 x 23.6 in).
With a collage of 18 photographic self-portraits on the reverse. [CH].
• Verso with a photo collage of self portraits.
• With an unusual material mix Meese creates a sculptural, three-dimensional work.
• Meese can look back on a number of solo shows, among them at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich in 2018, at the Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna in 2017, and in 2007 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen
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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 (frame with a label and several stamps).

"Description of the picture: The 'soldier's egg' is the art soldier 'Meese'! The 'soldier's egg' is the young Meese as an art fighter! The 'art fighter Meese' is the 'gray eminence' of ART even as a baby soldier! 'The fight for art' is the Meese objective! The self-portrait of the artistic nature 'soldier's egg' is without fear and without cynicism! In the 'soldier's egg' the total work of art is happening!"
Jonathan Meese, 2021




556
Jonathan Meese
Soldatenei, 2004.
Mixed media. Oil, cardboard, adhesive tape and ...
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 20.300

(incl. 25% surcharge)