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KvS Auction No. 3 - Contemporary art from Berlin galleries and studios

DE-10117 Berlin, Leipziger Str. 60  

Auction on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 19:00 | Auction finished

Completed | Standard auction
Lot: 5

Kaspar Müller - Untitled, 2020

Starting price 10.000 EUR

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20.000 EUR

During a quiet period at home earlier this year, Kaspar Müller’s eldest daughter handed him a single square of white 3-ply paper imprinted with a repeating pattern of butterflies and flowers. Perhaps it was the slowed down pace of this intimate time, or simply the innocence and curiosity of a child’s mind, but his daughter had brought to life details that although encountered daily, most people miss. Using an array of oil crayons, she meticulously colored in the paper’s indented patterns, unlocking a crisp and bold design through a delicate, yet decisive intervention. What ensued was an inter-generational exchange through the medium of one of the most banal household staples. Müller’s new paintings emerged from the positivity and beauty that his daughter’s own paintings found in a product that is ubiquitous, empty, and profane – and his work maintains the sublime fluffiness and luminosity of the original. He performatively reenacted her works on a grand scale through various layers of technical intervention. The large-scale prints not only emphasized the embellished pattern, but also the object-like quality of the paper sheet, including at times tattered or lightly torn edges. Müller then performed another layer of intervention by adding his own floral paintings on top of the image of his daughter’s, bringing about a moment where oil and digital patina meet.

UV cured ink and Sennelier oil pastel on canvas 210 × 160 × 3cm, Unique

Starting bid: € 10.000.– ( Low estimate: € 20.000 - High estimate: € 30.000 )

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Kilian Jay von Seldeneck
KvS Auctions

DE - 10178 Berlin


Julia Stoschek Collection
Leipziger Str. 60
10117 Berlin