Lot 5

Daniel Spoerri

The White Rose


3D construction (a Print on dibond and a print on acryl, with papercut- outs between the two materials)
60 × 60 cm (23.6 × 23.6 inch)


Sold for €800


Artwork description

Signed and numbered by hand, on the back, Daniel Spoerri, 1/50

Edition, Series


Lot Notes

Spoerri called his relief works tableaux-pièges (picture-traps), because they involved fixing or 'snaring' objects found in by-chance positions on table tops or in drawers. These were hung vertically on a wall, like conventional pictures, and were intended to create visual discomfort in the viewer.

In this work, the main piece is a white rose lost between all the meal remains. A glow of purity and light lost in the chaos of the contemporary society.


Daniel Spoerri

b. Galați, Romania, 1930


Solo (Selection)
  • 2013 - “Daniel Spoerri. Historia Rerum Rariorum“, Flensburg Museum, Germany (International)
  • 2012 - "Pasquetta", Garden of Daniel Spoerri, Italy (International)
  • 2012 - Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria (International)
  • 2007 - "Ultime Cena", Galleria delle Stelline, Milano, Italy (International)
  • 2004 - “Daniel , Master of chance”, Klagenfurt Gallery, Austria (International)
  • 2003 - "Musée sentimental du Giardino", Kunsthaus Grenchen, Switzerland (International)
  • 2002 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary (International)
  • 2001 - Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland (International)
  • 1998 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain (International)
  • 1990 - Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (International)
  • 1981 - “Le Musée Sentimental de Prusse”, Museum of Berlin, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 1977 - “Fascination of the Object”, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria (International)
  • 1972 - National Center of Contemporary Art, Paris, France (International)
  • 1968 - “Hahn Collection”, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (International)
  • 1966 - “Carnaval des Animaux”, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France (International)
Group (Selection)
  • 1962 - “Dylaby”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (International)
  • 1961 - “The Art of Assemblage”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (International)


  • Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen (works from the Karl Gerstner Collection)
  • Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Works from the Hahn Collection
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • Museum Ludwig, Budapest, Hungary

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