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Arnulf Rainer

Bodypose 1 (E.A.), 1971/72

Photo etching on zinc, reworked with dry point
26 4/5 × 19 7/10 in
68 × 50 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€3,600
location
Vienna
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About the work
GL
Galerie Lehner
Vienna
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"When I draw I am excited, speak to myself, distort my face, insult people, move and transform …

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"When I draw I am excited, speak to myself, distort my face, insult people, move and transform me permanently as a body, character and person. I wanted to make these byproducts in painting independent..."
Based on the cinematic recordings during his work, Rainer comes up with the idea to let his facial …

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Signed on the right bottom, marked as artist's print (E.A.) on the left bottom.
Series
Body poses
Arnulf Rainer
Austrian, b. 1929
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Despite anti-establishment sentiments and intensely unconventional methods, Arnulf Rainer has achieved massive acclaim, his career spanning half a century, with monumental retrospectives and the establishment of a museum dedicated to his work. Almost entirely self-taught, Rainer merged an interest in fantastic Surrealism with the physicality and spontaneity of Art Informel in his early paintings, before moving towards abstraction and more experimental practices. From 1951 to 1954, he produced a series of “Blind Paintings” in which he played off the technique of Automatism by painting blindfolded. Rainer has continually returned to overpainting and reworking, painting over—either partially or completely—paintings by other artists or photographs of figures or nature, often building up heavy impasto. Intensely interested in physical expressions of emotion, Rainer has also painted with his feet and fingers, photographed himself in states of extreme emotion, studied the painting of chimpanzees, and tested the effects of hallucinogenic drugs on his practice.

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About the work
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Galerie Lehner
Vienna
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"When I draw I am excited, speak to myself, distort my face, insult people, move and transform …

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"When I draw I am excited, speak to myself, distort my face, insult people, move and transform me permanently as a body, character and person. I wanted to make these byproducts in painting independent..."
Based on the cinematic recordings during his work, Rainer comes up with the idea to let his facial …

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Signature
Signed on the right bottom, marked as artist's print (E.A.) on the left bottom.
Series
Body poses
Arnulf Rainer
Austrian, b. 1929
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Despite anti-establishment sentiments and intensely unconventional methods, Arnulf Rainer has achieved massive acclaim, his career spanning half a century, with monumental retrospectives and the establishment of a museum dedicated to his work. Almost entirely self-taught, Rainer merged an interest in fantastic Surrealism with the physicality and spontaneity of Art Informel in his early paintings, before moving towards abstraction and more experimental practices. From 1951 to 1954, he produced a series of “Blind Paintings” in which he played off the technique of Automatism by painting blindfolded. Rainer has continually returned to overpainting and reworking, painting over—either partially or completely—paintings by other artists or photographs of figures or nature, often building up heavy impasto. Intensely interested in physical expressions of emotion, Rainer has also painted with his feet and fingers, photographed himself in states of extreme emotion, studied the painting of chimpanzees, and tested the effects of hallucinogenic drugs on his practice.

Arnulf Rainer

Bodypose 1 (E.A.), 1971/72

Photo etching on zinc, reworked with dry point
26 4/5 × 19 7/10 in
68 × 50 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€3,600
location
Vienna
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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