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Exemplifying the distinctive visual language for which Eberhard Havekost is best known, the side of a building in “Bornheim 4” becomes abstracted in extreme close up. The luminous, richly painted surface and carefully selected imagery create an ethereal atmosphere which Havekost uses to address the postwar milieu of his native Germany. Both visually pleasing and disquieting, this work provides an instance of immediate, arresting beauty.

Eberhard Havekost (b. 1967) is a contemporary German painter. In 1985, Havekost completed an apprenticeship as a stonemason, and went on to study at Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden from 1991–1996. He became a master student under Professor Ralf Kerbach in 1997. Based in Dresden and Berlin, Havekost frequently employs modernist architecture as a means of exploring postwar politics and the ensuing cultural zeitgeist. Havekost often works from digitally-altered photographs and video footage. This subtle distortion is enhanced through painting, and his selective emphasis and omission give his paintings an abstracted, visceral appeal. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie Gebruder Lehmann, Dresden, Germany; Galerie Hussenot; Paris, France; and White Cube, London, England.

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Area: Image
Location: Upper left
Notes: Minor evidence of craquelure less than 3 inches in diameter in the upper left quadrant, only visible upon close inspection. There is also minor wear at the lower left and right corner.
Degree: Minor

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  • Galerie Gebr. Lehrmann, Dresden, Germany; Private collection, New York
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 21.5 x 27.5 in. (54.61 x 69.85 cm.)
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