Lot 13

Ion Grigorescu

Jordan (Iordan)

Pencil, ink and oil accents on wood
30 × 19.5 cm (11.8 × 7.7 inch)

Sold for €500


Artwork description

Signed on the back "Ion Grigorescu"


private collection, Switzerland

Lot Notes

Ion Grigorescu’s work is sometimes infused with religious asceticism and other times at the height of avant-garde experimentation. He intensely explores diverse media such as drawing, painting, mural painting, photography, film, collage, happenings, and installations.

His works have been exhibited at prestigious art events such as Documenta in Kassel (2007), the Venice Biennale (1997 and 2011), the Vienna Biennale (2015), and can be found in the permanent collections of museums such as Tate Modern, MoMA, and Centre Pompidou. 


Ion Grigorescu

b. Bucharest, Romania, 1945
Based in Bucharest


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)


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

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