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Rudolf Stingel

Untitled, 2019

Oil on canvas
15 × 20 in
38.1 × 50.8 cm
This is a unique work.
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In this exquisitely rendered oil painting, 2019 SI Special Tribute recipient Rudolf Stingel …

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In this exquisitely rendered oil painting, 2019 SI Special Tribute recipient Rudolf Stingel revisits his seminal 1989 artist book, Instructions. The photographic series, equal parts deadpan and earnest, provides viewers with a step-by-step guide for creating an abstract painting. Thirty years later, Stingel depicts …

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Rudolf Stingel
Italian, b. 1956
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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.

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About the work
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In this exquisitely rendered oil painting, 2019 SI Special Tribute recipient Rudolf Stingel …

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In this exquisitely rendered oil painting, 2019 SI Special Tribute recipient Rudolf Stingel revisits his seminal 1989 artist book, Instructions. The photographic series, equal parts deadpan and earnest, provides viewers with a step-by-step guide for creating an abstract painting. Thirty years later, Stingel depicts …

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Rudolf Stingel
Italian, b. 1956
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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.

Rudolf Stingel

Untitled, 2019

Oil on canvas
15 × 20 in
38.1 × 50.8 cm
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
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