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Lot 14

Ion Grigorescu

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Acrylic on aluminium plate laid on wood
35 × 24 cm (13.8 × 9.4 inch)

1443733200

Sold for €1,300

ADDITIONAL INFO

Lot Notes

This work was inspired from Ion Grigorescu's experience with the restoration of paintings in Orthodox churches. As art historian Alina Șerban has asserted, "through its intimate, reflexive essence, Ion Grigorescu's art represents a formidable, unconditioned and uninhibited attempt to visit the Orthodox cultural tradition, to work with the syncretism of concepts." In fact, the artist himself declared in 2009 that: "art considers itself above religion, yet it attempts to fulfil the function of religion."

Ion Grigorescu is one of the most important Romanian artists of the communist period. He was one of the first Romanian conceptual artists and advocates of anti-art, postulating a radical consolidation of artistic activities with quotidian life. He created numerous films, photographic series, as well as drawings and collages that documented both his private life and the transition of Romanian people from life under communist regimes to the realities of capitalism.

Condition

In good condition.Tears

For a more detailed condition report contact alina@lavacow.com.

ARTIST RESUME

Ion Grigorescu

b. Bucharest, Romania, 1945
Based in Bucharest

Exhibitions:

Solo (Selection)
  • 2011 - “Level 2 Gallery: Out of Place”, Tate Modern, London (International)
  • 2009 - “In the Body of the Victim (1969-2008)”, The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (International)
  • 2008 - “Superpositions”, JGM Gallery, Paris, France (International)
  • 2008 - "The Time Modified the Place", A l’Enseigne des Oudin, Paris, France (International)
  • 2001 - “Remedy for Melancholy”, Edwin Kunsthalle, Stockholm, Sweden (International)
  • 1999 - “Una Bisanzio Latina”, S. Maria Poppolo Church, Rome, Italy (International)
  • 1998 - “Documents (1967-1997)”, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1993 - "Animality, society, divinity”, Romanian Cultural Institute, Venice, Italy (International)
  • 1992 - “A Meal for a Dead Culture”, Schauplatz Zeitgennössischer Kunst, Vienna, Austria (International)
  • 1991 - "Wanderlieder”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (International)
Group (Selection)
  • 2011 - Venice, Italy (International)
  • 2007 - “Resources”, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)

Collections:

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona
  • Museum of Modern Art, NY, USA
  • National Museum of Contemporary Art, Romania

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