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This oil on canvas by Rafal Bujnowski, painted to look like a plank of wood, was completed in 2001. Often featuring what he has called "fetishized" images, Bujnowski's work explores ideas of consumerism, construction, and appropriation in contemporary visual culture.

Rafał Bujnowski (Polish, b. 1974) is a conceptual artist, working with a variety of media. Incisive and absorbing, his work has been honored with group and solo exhibitions world-wide. Bujnowski's interest lies in revisiting the known and the ordinary, a champion of the understated, his ability to dismantle perspectives and reassemble them anew is at once playful and intelligent.
Bujnowski studied Architecture and later Graphic Art at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts, winning the International Art Award Kunstpreis Europas Zukunft in 2005. More recently he had a solo exhibition at Frieze, London in 2011 and was included in the exhibition "Polish! Contemporary Art from Poland" at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin in 2011.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Soiling/Requires Cleaning
Specific Areas Yes
Date: Old
Area: Image
Location: Upper left
Notes: Small dark mark, approximately a half of an inch in diameter, on upper left, originates from artist's studio.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Private collection, New York
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 5.9 x 46 x 0.9 in. (14.99 x 116.84 x 2.29 cm.)
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