Rudolf Stingel, ‘Untitled’, Christie's

Rudolf Stingel (b. 1956)


signed and dated 'Stingel 93' (on the reverse)

oil and enamel on canvas

99 x 66 1/4 in. (251.5 x 168.3 cm.)

Painted in 1993.

Signature: signed and dated 'Stingel 93' (on the reverse)

New York, Paula Cooper Gallery, Summer Group Exhibition, June 1994.

Seoul, Kukje Art Inc., Rudolf Stingel, March-April 1996.

Trento, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palazzo delle Albere, Rudolf Stingel, March-July 2001, p. 49, no. 3 (illustrated in color).

F. Bonami, "Autobiography of a Painting," Parkett 77, September 2006, p. 137 (illustrated in color).

Rudolf Stingel, exh. cat., Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007, pp. 48-49 (illustrated in color).

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Kukje Gallery, Seoul

Private collection, Belgium

Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Rudolf Stingel

Since the 1980s, Rudolf Stingel has been interrogating his chosen medium, asking what is a painting, who makes them, and how are they made, in his own paintings, installations, and conceptual projects. Turning notions of authenticity, hierarchy, meaning, and context on their head, Stingel courts audience participation and uses unlikely materials in his work. He is known for covering exhibition spaces with carpeting (most recently the Palazzo Grassi in Venice), and with panels overlaid with malleable silver sheets, and inviting viewers to mark them as they please, likening the result to allover paintings, freed from the confines of the canvas, expected materials, and the hand of the artist himself. Stingel also produces more traditional-seeming oil-on-canvas compositions. Ranging from blurred to photorealistic, they position painting as an unreliable repository of memory, inevitably mediated by time and by the artist’s subjectivity.

Italian, b. 1956, Merano, Italy, based in New York, New York; Merano, Italy

Solo Shows

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Fair History on Artsy

Omer Tiroche Gallery at Art Miami 2017
Mark Borghi Fine Art at Art Miami 2017
Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art at Art Miami 2016