Friedrich Kunath

German, b. 1974

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Friedrich Kunath describes his colorful, tragicomic works as “Sunshine and Noir.” Focused on such universal experiences as love, loss, hope, and dejection, Kunath’s work is influenced by popular culture, art history, and his adopted city of Los …

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a chord that can not resolve (lexapro), 2014
Sold on Jun 21, 2021
$22,680
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acrylic, oil, pencil, charcoal and ink on canvas
105.4 x 115.6 cm
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$22,680
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Jun 21, 2021
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a chord that can not resolve (lexapro), 2014
acrylic, oil, pencil, charcoal and ink on canvas
Jun 21, 2021
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$22,680
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105.4 x 115.6 cm
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Jun 21, 2021
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$22,680
Sentimental Air, 2016
Sold on Jun 19, 2021
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Acrylic on canvas
122.0 x 153.0 cm
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Jun 19, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
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Sentimental Air. 2016. Acrylic on canvas. Twice signed and dated on the reverse. Stretcher inscribed "FK" by a hand other than that of the artist. 153 x 122 cm (60.2 x 48 in). • Friedrich Kunath combines the basic aesthetic principles of romanticism with a comic-like caricature imagery. • With humor, paradoxes and ironic undertones (mostly in writing) the artist destroys any kind of romantic sensation. • Kunath's work has been honored in solo exhibitions at major museums and institutions, including the Philara Collection, Düsseldorf, the Sprengel Museum, Hanover, the Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. PROVENANCE: Galerie BQ, Berlin (with a label on the reverse). Called up: June 19, 2021 - ca. 17.08 h +/- 20 min.
Sentimental Air, 2016
Acrylic on canvas
Jun 19, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
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122.0 x 153.0 cm
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Jun 19, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
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Sentimental Air. 2016. Acrylic on canvas. Twice signed and dated on the reverse. Stretcher inscribed "FK" by a hand other than that of the artist. 153 x 122 cm (60.2 x 48 in). • Friedrich Kunath combines the basic aesthetic principles of romanticism with a comic-like caricature imagery. • With humor, paradoxes and ironic undertones (mostly in writing) the artist destroys any kind of romantic sensation. • Kunath's work has been honored in solo exhibitions at major museums and institutions, including the Philara Collection, Düsseldorf, the Sprengel Museum, Hanover, the Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. PROVENANCE: Galerie BQ, Berlin (with a label on the reverse). Called up: June 19, 2021 - ca. 17.08 h +/- 20 min.
Chanson égocentrique, 2014
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
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oil and acrylic on canvas
129.9 x 178.0 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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FRIEDRICH KUNATH (B. 1974) signed and dated ‘Friedrich Kunath 2014’ (on the overlap) oil and acrylic on canvas 70 1/8 x 51 1/8in. (178 x 129.9cm.) Painted in 2014
Chanson égocentrique, 2014
oil and acrylic on canvas
Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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129.9 x 178.0 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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FRIEDRICH KUNATH (B. 1974) signed and dated ‘Friedrich Kunath 2014’ (on the overlap) oil and acrylic on canvas 70 1/8 x 51 1/8in. (178 x 129.9cm.) Painted in 2014
Untitled, 2004
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
$5,040
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oil on carbon paper collage laid down on board, Board: 72 by 47½ in
124.4 x 187.9 cm
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$5,040
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property of a Private French Collector oil on carbon paper collage laid down on board  Board: 72 by 47½ in. (182.8 by 120.6 cm.) Framed: 74 by 49 in. (187.9 by 124.4 cm.) Executed in 2004.
Untitled, 2004
oil on carbon paper collage laid down on board, Board: 72 by 47½ in
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
$5,040
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124.4 x 187.9 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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$5,040
Description
Property of a Private French Collector oil on carbon paper collage laid down on board  Board: 72 by 47½ in. (182.8 by 120.6 cm.) Framed: 74 by 49 in. (187.9 by 124.4 cm.) Executed in 2004.
On The Wrong Beach (Erzgebirge), 2012
Sold on Dec 15, 2020
£25,200
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oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, charcoal and felt tip pen on muslin
117.4 x 143.8 cm
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£25,200
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Dec 15, 2020
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On The Wrong Beach (Erzgebirge), 2012
oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, charcoal and felt tip pen on muslin
Dec 15, 2020
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£25,200
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117.4 x 143.8 cm
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Dec 15, 2020
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£25,200
Breath In, Breathe Out, Move On, 2012
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
$32,760
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oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, colored pencil, charcoal, pencil and spray paint on canvas
99.1 x 158.8 cm
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$32,760
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Dec 8, 2020
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Breath In, Breathe Out, Move On, 2012
oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, colored pencil, charcoal, pencil and spray paint on canvas
Dec 8, 2020
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$32,760
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99.1 x 158.8 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
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$32,760
Untitled, 2003
Sold on Dec 1, 2020
$625
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Work on Paper
wax crayon on sixteen joined sheets of carbon paper
118 x 78.2 cm
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$625
Auction Sale
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
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Friedrich Kunath (b. 1974) Untitled wax crayon on sixteen joined sheets of carbon paper 46 ½ x 31 in. (118 x 78.2 cm.) Executed in 2003.
Untitled, 2003
wax crayon on sixteen joined sheets of carbon paper
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
$625
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Work on Paper
118 x 78.2 cm
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Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
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$625
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Friedrich Kunath (b. 1974) Untitled wax crayon on sixteen joined sheets of carbon paper 46 ½ x 31 in. (118 x 78.2 cm.) Executed in 2003.
In My Room, 2014
Sold on Dec 1, 2020
$3,000
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Work on Paper
acrylic, ink and silkscreen on paper
40.6 x 28.6 cm
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$3,000
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Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
Description
Friedrich Kunath (b. 1974) In My Room signed and dated 'F. Kunath 2014' (on the reverse) acrylic, ink and silkscreen on paper 16 x 11 ¼ in. (40.6 x 28.6 cm.) Executed in 2014. This work is from a series of unique variants.
In My Room, 2014
acrylic, ink and silkscreen on paper
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
$3,000
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40.6 x 28.6 cm
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Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
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$3,000
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Friedrich Kunath (b. 1974) In My Room signed and dated 'F. Kunath 2014' (on the reverse) acrylic, ink and silkscreen on paper 16 x 11 ¼ in. (40.6 x 28.6 cm.) Executed in 2014. This work is from a series of unique variants.
Only a Fool Breaks His Own Heart, 2013
Sold on Oct 21, 2020
£27,720
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oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, charcoal and felt tip pen on muslin
122.0 x 140.0 cm
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£27,720
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2020
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Only a Fool Breaks His Own Heart, 2013
oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, charcoal and felt tip pen on muslin
Oct 21, 2020
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£27,720
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122.0 x 140.0 cm
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Oct 21, 2020
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£27,720
UNTITLED
Sold on Sep 21, 2020
$4,788
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Photography
initialed and editioned '3/3' in pencil on the reverse
14.6 x 17.8 cm
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$4,788
Auction Sale
Sep 21, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
a group of 9 black-and-white photographs, each with printed titles in the negative, initialed and editioned '3/3' in pencil on the reverse, framed, an Andrea Rosen Gallery label on the reverse, 2009 (9) each image: 7 by 5¾ in. (17.8 by 14.6 cm.) each framed: 12¼ by 10½ in. (31.1 by 26.7 cm.)
UNTITLED
initialed and editioned '3/3' in pencil on the reverse
Sep 21, 2020
Sotheby's
$4,788
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14.6 x 17.8 cm
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Sep 21, 2020
Sotheby's
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$4,788
Description
a group of 9 black-and-white photographs, each with printed titles in the negative, initialed and editioned '3/3' in pencil on the reverse, framed, an Andrea Rosen Gallery label on the reverse, 2009 (9) each image: 7 by 5¾ in. (17.8 by 14.6 cm.) each framed: 12¼ by 10½ in. (31.1 by 26.7 cm.)