1000 Hares (1000
Hasen), wall sculpture, copper sheet, water jet cutting technique, 26 x 18 x
0.8 cm. /10.2 x 7.1 x 0.3 inches, edition 1000, signed and dated by Imi Knoebel
with black felt on the reserve, 2021
rabbit, originally a found object made of sheet iron, is part of Imi Knoebel's
work complex Eigentum Himmelreich, dedicated to his friend Imi Giese, from 1983.
The studio view of Eigentum Himmelreich from 1983 shows the rabbit hanging freely on the wall. In the same year, the work was presented for the first time at the Galerie Schoof in Frankfurt a.M. and in 1984 at Le Consortium in Dijon, where the rabbit could be discovered lying on a wall ledge. Further exhibitions followed at the Musée Municipal in La-Roche-sur-Yon, in 1985 and in 1992 at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, which purchased Eigentum Himmelreich for the museum collection. In the large survey exhibition in 2014 at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Eigentum Himmelreich was shown in the first floor cabinets overlooking the Japanese Garden. The rabbit was found here only at second glance, hidden behind the cabinet.
"Once [...] we wanted to replace the dove of peace with a new symbol of peace. So we will hereby make the rabbit a symbol of peace [...] I think it is a cheerful animal that speaks to the human soul and is known by every child." Quote Joseph Beuys after he melted down a replica of the crown of the Tsar Ivan the Terrible and cast a rabbit from it.
Schwules Bild, set of 8 prints, letterpress and embossed printing on 350 grams Magnani Incisioni paper, each 70 x 50 cm. /27.6 x 19.7 inches, edition 36, signed and numbered on the colophon, 2014
detail blank/white print
The artworks are based on the homonymous group of eight large-format images (acrylic on wood, app. 200 x 150 cm), created in 1976.
Mennige, two sheets of plywood, painted with red primer on the inside, nails, 100 x 100 x 1cm. /40 x 40 x 1/2 inches, edition 21, signed and numbered, 1988
* JENNY HOLZER
Protect me from what I want, yellow resopal plate with text in board passepartout, 8 x 11 cm.
Face, silkscreen pattern on paper, 32,5 x 25 cm., signed Artschwager '88 and numbered.
1259 A.D, set of 2 framed glass plates with silkscreen image, 25 x 32.5 cm., together in wooden frame, rubber stamped Christiaan Bastiaans and titled in blue paint and numbered in black felt-tip pen.
Untitled, folded. silkscreen in green and white, 32.5 x 24.7 cm., numbered in pencil.
Composition trouvée for a girl’s bedroom, ceramic sculpture of a guitarist, coloured by hand (13.5 (h.) x 13.5 (w.) x 5.5 (d.) cm. and pink make-up brush with perspex handle and stand (22.5 cm. (h.), with. original signed and numbered certificate of authenticity with mounted col. miniature photograph.
Carpunt, original slide (2.3 x 3.4 cm.) with mural painting option and print on indestructable paper (25 x 32.5 cm.), signed Edwin Janssen and numbered.
Deutscher Tor, original colour photograph (30 x 24 cm.), monogrammed IK and dated 88 in black pen on verso and with printed essay (3 lvs.) by J. Stüttgen, signed by author and artist.
Three Strikes, You're Out, triptych consisting of 2 aluminium plates (25 x 23 cm.) showing a colour photograph of a cloud with a silkscreened red X, 1 of which with signed and numbered colophon on verso and a lead plate showing a silkscreened red X, versos with velcro adhesive tape.
The Dutch Tower, build-up coromandel octagonal wooden tower (d) 7.8 cm. (d), 13 cm. (h), colour silkscreen (25 x 32.5 cm.), signed Aldo Rossi and numbereed in pencil and printed essay by S. Umberto Barbieri).
Echte meesters signeren hun werk altijd, colour photograph pressed on stretched canvas, wooden frame, 25. 5x 32 cm., signed Rob Scholte and numbeered in felt-tip pen.
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