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Isa Genzken

Untitled, 1990

Crayon on firm wove paper.
11 3/5 × 16 1/2 in
29.5 × 42 cm
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Koller Auctions

Signed, dated and numbered on the reverse: Isa Genzken 16/20 1990.

29.5 x 42 cm.

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Signed, dated and numbered on the reverse: Isa Genzken 16/20 1990.

29.5 x 42 cm.

This work is recorded under the archive number: IG/E 1990/70_16. We thank Galerie Buchholz for their kind support.

Property subject to VAT. For further information regarding lot specific stipulations on the "Applicability of …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Isa Genzken
German, b. 1948
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Using insubstantial commercial materials to depict what seems indestructible, Isa Genzken’s sculptures explore the tension between permanence and transience. Drawing on the legacies of Constructivism and Minimalism and often involving a critical dialogue with Modernist architecture, Genzken’s works comment on the way we build and destroy our environments, which are an expression of hope as well as a monument to our consumption and destructiveness. Following 9/11, Genzken created a series entitled “Empire/Vampire, Who Kills Death” (2002–03), using her characteristic assortment of disposable materials such as plastic vessels, toy figures, and other detritus to depict scenes of post-apocalyptic devastation and confusion. For her installation Oil, the artist transformed the German Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale into a saturnine and futuristic Gesamtkunstwerk (the German word for “total art-work”).

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About the work
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Koller Auctions

Signed, dated and numbered on the reverse: Isa Genzken 16/20 1990.

29.5 x 42 cm.

This work is …

Read more

Signed, dated and numbered on the reverse: Isa Genzken 16/20 1990.

29.5 x 42 cm.

This work is recorded under the archive number: IG/E 1990/70_16. We thank Galerie Buchholz for their kind support.

Property subject to VAT. For further information regarding lot specific stipulations on the "Applicability of …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Isa Genzken
German, b. 1948
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Using insubstantial commercial materials to depict what seems indestructible, Isa Genzken’s sculptures explore the tension between permanence and transience. Drawing on the legacies of Constructivism and Minimalism and often involving a critical dialogue with Modernist architecture, Genzken’s works comment on the way we build and destroy our environments, which are an expression of hope as well as a monument to our consumption and destructiveness. Following 9/11, Genzken created a series entitled “Empire/Vampire, Who Kills Death” (2002–03), using her characteristic assortment of disposable materials such as plastic vessels, toy figures, and other detritus to depict scenes of post-apocalyptic devastation and confusion. For her installation Oil, the artist transformed the German Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale into a saturnine and futuristic Gesamtkunstwerk (the German word for “total art-work”).

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 1990

Crayon on firm wove paper.
11 3/5 × 16 1/2 in
29.5 × 42 cm
Bidding closed
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