Jannis Kounellis
Greek, 1936-2017
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High auction record
£1m, Christie's, 2014
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
A JOURNEY. El Anatsui, Anish Kapoor, Jannis Kounellis,
KEWENIG
2016
Jannis Kounellis,
Monnaie de Paris
2015
Jannis Kounellis,
Almine Rech Gallery

Associated with Arte Povera since the 1960s, Jannis Kounellis investigates the alienation inherent in contemporary society, juxtaposing the materials of mass urban and industrial civilization with symbols and values of the pre-industrial world. Incorporating humble non-art materials such as cotton, wool, coal, grain …

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