Ugo Rondinone
Sun 2
2019
Silkscreen on museum board
60" x 60" in
Edition of 30

Medium

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.

High auction record
US$1.1m, Sotheby's, 2018
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Ugo Rondinone: good evening beautiful blueThe Bass
2014
Ugo Rondinone: Breathe Walk DieRockbund Art Museum
2013
Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature, Rockefeller Center, New York CityPublic Art Fund
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Ugo Rondinone, Sun 2, 2019

Silkscreen on museum board
60 × 60 in
152.4 × 152.4 cm
Edition of 30
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Location
Miami
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Ugo Rondinone
Sun 2
2019
Silkscreen on museum board
60" x 60" in
Edition of 30

Medium

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.

High auction record
US$1.1m, Sotheby's, 2018
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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