Jannis Kounellis, ‘Senza titolo (Trittico)’, 1998, Schellmann Art
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Jannis Kounellis

Senza titolo (Trittico), 1998

Lithograph on Rag Paper
Edition of 60
.
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Munich
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Schellmann Art
Munich

Three lithographs, printed from one stone on Sicars rag paper with collaged newspaper, folded and …

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Each signed and numbered.
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.

Jannis Kounellis, ‘Senza titolo (Trittico)’, 1998, Schellmann Art
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Schellmann Art
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Three lithographs, printed from one stone on Sicars rag paper with collaged newspaper, folded and printed over with a second stone. Each print 50 x 40 cm (19.7 x 15.7 in).

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Signature
Each signed and numbered.
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.

Jannis Kounellis

Senza titolo (Trittico), 1998

Lithograph on Rag Paper
Edition of 60
.
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Location
Munich
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