Ugo Rondinone, ‘lines out to silence’, 2007, Koller Auctions

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Edition 20/40. On the back of the frame with the label, as well as with the handwritten number and signature: Ugo. Image 37.7 x 28 cm on photopaper 42 x 29.8 cm. Published by Kunstverein Walcheturm, Zurich.

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About Ugo Rondinone

Ranging from installations to psychedelic paintings to large-scale drawings, Ugo Rondinone’s eclectic work balances on the razor’s edge between euphoria and depression. His signature incandescent colors and Pop references, as in his rainbow-hued and neon-lit sign pieces, turn cultural clichés (“Hell, Yes!”) into material for a contemporary Arte Povera, recycling old catchphrases, repurposed cement, or cast-off clothes. Similarly, his sculptures often transform everyday objects by casting them in bronze, giving them an artificial permanence that both underscores and denies their perishability. Rondinone represented Switzerland in the 52nd Venice Biennale.

Swiss, b. 1964, Brunnen, Switzerland, based in New York, New York