Franz West, ‘Privat-Lampe des Künstlers II’, ca. 1989, Phillips

Incised 'Franz West METAMEMPHIS No. 423 1989' on the bottom. These works are from an open edition published by Metamemphis, Milan, beginning in 1989. Each work is unique.

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Published by Metamemphis, Milan
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Franz West

Franz West's work is influenced by the action and performance art of the 1960s, including Vienna's Actionism movement, in which artists engaged in destructive, violent acts of public behavior. Rejecting the traditional passive way of viewing art, West creates pieces as social experiences, as in his "Adaptives," started in the 1970s, small sculptures meant to be picked up and carried around, and chairs, lamps, and tables that can be moved and used. He is also known for distinctive collages that mix over-painted magazine clippings, ads, and pornographic images to absurdist effect, and bulky sculptures of foam, papier-mâché, cardboard, and objects that reference Expressionist painting.

Austrian, 1947-2012, Vienna, Austria, based in Vienna, Austria