Roman Signer, ‘Säntis and Bodensee’, 1975, Sotheby's

No Reserve (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Neither Appearance Nor Illusion: Property from the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez

i. Sheet: 12 3/8 by 16 1/2 in. 31.4 by 41.9 cm.; ii. Sheet: 12 1/2 by 29 in. 31.8 by 73.7 cm.

Signature: each signed, dated 1975 and numbered 3/10 on the reverse

Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
Acquired from the above by the previous owner

About Roman Signer

Reminiscent of Jean Tinguely and the artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Roman Signer is an artist-engineer who devises actions and procedures that achieve humorous, unexpected, and aesthetically compelling results. Signer’s quasi-experiments often consist of setting off explosions, hurling objects into the air, or engineering collisions, which he documents on film and video. “I like to go into nature and try something out,” Signer has said. “That cannot be called work, it’s a pleasure.”

Swiss, b. 1938, Appenzell, Switzerland