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Gabriel Vormstein (b.1974)
LOT ID: 81676
Oh l'amour, 2006

Watercolor, and Gouache on Newspaper
61.8 х 44.4 in. (156.97 x 112.78 cm.)
Other, uninspected
Lot description
In this 2006 work on paper, Gabriel Vormstein appropriates and transforms a caryatid motif from the work of Amedeo Modigliani. Through the distinct interplay of watercolor and gouache against a newspaper ground, Vormstein's work definitively recontextualizes the modernist master's architectonic nude.

Artwork measures 61.8 x 44.4 inches (157 x 113 cm).

Gabriel Vormstein (b. 1974) is a contemporary German artist known for his evocative mixed media paintings and works on paper. Vormstein frequently reinterprets canonical modernist works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Amedeo Modigliani, and others through the application of a recycled, ephemeral aesthetic. In 2009, Vormstein had a solo exhibition entitled “Papyrus containing the spell to preserve its possessor” at Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany. He has also exhibited at Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (2007); PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (2009); and Kulturstiftung Schloss Agathenburg, Germany (2010), among others. Vormstein was included in the 2006 Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, which was curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gion, and Ali Subtonick. He lives and works in Berlin.
Oh l'amour by Gabriel Vormstein
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