Sotheby’s will lead its London Contemporary sale with a photorealist work by Gerhard Richter, Eisberg, estimated at £8-£12 million. The work comes from a period shortly after the artist’s divorce from his first wife Emma, and reflects his mindset during this dark period.“What Richter saw reflected in the painting… was his own state of mind…the photographs he took in Greenland were visual analogues for his own failed hopes,” Richter’s biographer, Dietmar Elger, says. “He was exhausted by the struggle to find his own way as a husband and father, and felt that his dream domestic happiness had, as a consequence, been wrecked.”
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Brooklyn, New York
Acconci Studio, Brooklyn, NY
College of the Holy Cross BA, Worcester, MA
University of Iowa MFA, Iowa City
Crash by Vito Acconci, image via Wikipedia
By the 1980s, Acconci explored more proto-architectural constructions, moving out of the traditional gallery space into more open, dialogical, public space. In 1988 he formed Acconci Studio, an architecture and landscaping firm, with a group of other architects. Acconci Studio, based in Brooklyn, continues to design public buildings.
City of Words, Lithograph by Vito Acconci, image via Wikipedia
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