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Homage to Munch IV, 2003

Screen print on brown craft paper; 6 sections
106 3/10 × 74 4/5 in
270 × 190 cm
Edition of 12
This is part of a limited edition set.
€15,000 - 20,000
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About the work
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Series
Homage to Munch 1-4
Publisher
Har-El Printers & Publishers
Jannis Kounellis
Greek, 1936–2017
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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 sacks, glass bottles, meat hooks, fire, soot, smoke, bed-frames, doors, shelves, and clothing, Kounellis' work is a melodramatic mixture of installation, environment, performance, and theatrical show. In a 1971 painting that explores the relationship between history and contemporary experience, Kounellis reproduced a score from Bach’s oratorio St. John Passion, intending that a cellist must play the music alongside the painting in order to fully “activate” the image. In later work, Kounellis presents objects rather than making them; for a 2011 exhibition in Beijing, Kounellis arranged 4,600 shot glasses filled with erguotou, a Chinese grain alcohol.

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About the work
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Homage to Munch 1-4
Publisher
Har-El Printers & Publishers
Jannis Kounellis
Greek, 1936–2017
Follow

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 sacks, glass bottles, meat hooks, fire, soot, smoke, bed-frames, doors, shelves, and clothing, Kounellis' work is a melodramatic mixture of installation, environment, performance, and theatrical show. In a 1971 painting that explores the relationship between history and contemporary experience, Kounellis reproduced a score from Bach’s oratorio St. John Passion, intending that a cellist must play the music alongside the painting in order to fully “activate” the image. In later work, Kounellis presents objects rather than making them; for a 2011 exhibition in Beijing, Kounellis arranged 4,600 shot glasses filled with erguotou, a Chinese grain alcohol.

Homage to Munch IV, 2003

Screen print on brown craft paper; 6 sections
106 3/10 × 74 4/5 in
270 × 190 cm
Edition of 12
This is part of a limited edition set.
€15,000 - 20,000
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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