Lot 15

Adrian Ghenie

Van Gogh


17 × 14.5 cm (6.7 × 5.7 inch)

Sold for €65,000


Artwork description

Signed and dated on the back "Ghenie, 2015"

Lot Notes

Adrian Ghenie is one of the most acclaimed European contemporary artists. He is the central figure of the Cluj School and the co-founder of Plan B Gallery. In 2015, Adrian Ghenie represented Romania at the Venice Biennale with the exhibition titled Darwin’s Room.


Adrian Ghenie

b. Baia Mare, Romania , 1977


Solo (Selection)
  • 2018 - "Nightscape", Plan B Gallery, Berlin, Germany (National)
  • 2015 - “New Paintings”, Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (International)
  • 2015 - “Adrian Ghenie,” Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (International)
  • 2015 - “I Will Go There, Take Me Home,” The Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, Ireland (International)
  • 2014 - "Golems", Pace Gallery, London (International)
  • 2014 - Centre for Contemporary Art Málaga, Málaga, Spain (International)
  • 2014 - Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (International)
  • 2013 - "Adrian Ghenie: New Paintings", Pace Gallery, New York , USA (International)
  • 2013 - “On the Road To ... Tarascon (with Navid Nuur)”, Plan B Gallery, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 2012 - "Adrian Ghenie: Pie-Fights and Pathos", Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, US (International)
  • 2011 - Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (International)
  • 2010 - “The Hunted”, Nolan Judin Gallery, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 2010 - “Adrian Ghenie,” Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium (International)
  • 2009 - National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2009 - “Rainbow At Dawn,” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (International)
  • 2009 - “Darkness For An Hour,” Haunch of Venison, London, UK (International)
  • 2008 - “Works on Paper”, Plan B Gallery, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 2007 - “The Flight Into Egypt”, Nolan Judin Gallery, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 2007 - “Adrian Ghenie”, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (International)
  • 2006 - “If you open it you get dirty,” Plan B Gallery , Cluj-Napoca, Romania (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 2016 - “Intrigantes incertitudes”, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole, France (International)
  • 2016 - “Très Traits, Fondation Vincent van Gogh”, Arles, France (International)
  • 2015 - “Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory and Revolution 1916 – 2016”, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria (International)
  • 2013 - "HOTSPOT CLUJ - NEW ROMANIAN ART", ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (International)
  • 2013 - "Painting Forever", KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 2013 - “Scènes Roumaines“, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France (International)
  • 2012 - "Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA (International)
  • 2010 - GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy (International)
  • 2009 - “The Punishment of Lust and Luxury”, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (International)
  • 2008 - "Days Become Nights", Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France (International)
  • 2006 - "Drive Slowly Through Our Land", Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (International)
Biennial (Selection)
  • 2015 - The Romanian National Pavilion, 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Italy (National)
  • 2009 - “Expanded Painting 3 – Staging the Grey”, Prague Biennale 4, Czech Republic (International)
  • 2007 - “Expanded Painting 2”, Prague Biennale 3, Czech Republic (International)


  • Works by Adrian Ghenie are part of several public collections, including the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (Antwerp), SFMOMA and S.M.A.K. (Ghent). Adrian Ghenie has exhibited at the Palazzo Grassi, François Pinault Foundation, Venice, Tate Liverpool, Prague Biennial, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, among others.

News & Events

  • Early Ghenie Sold at Lavacow for €22.000

    By Lavacow Editorial

    Lavacow gave art lovers the chance to buy a work by Adrian Ghenie, the Romanian artist who has caused a sensation on the Western art market. This is the first time when a work by Ghenie is sold at ...

  • Lavacow in London

    By the Lavacow Editorial

    The Lavacow Going East Auction #40 was a thrill like no other. The auction had 70 lots on offer, 72% of which were sold, and it hit a record-breaking total of €345,000. ...


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