Texts by Edward Lucie-Smith and Richard Dyer
236pp + 4pp covers, Hardback, 320 x 268 mm, c. 150 colour and b/w images
This is the first major monograph on the work of one of Britain’s most dynamic artists, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz. His striking paintings and drawings mine the hallowed halls of art history and popular culture in search of visual languages, imagery, themes and motifs that he can appropriate, adapt, use and abuse, bringing together different movements, genres, periods and styles in dialogues that are surprising, innovative, challenging and sometimes provocative.
Showing with GALERIE MICHAEL HAAS alongside works by Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Bertozzi e Casoni, Nicolas Henry Jeaurat de Bertry, Till Rabus, Jankel Adler and David Nicholson.
Cologne Fine Art
18 – 22 November 2015
Hall 11.1, booth A-018 / B-019
Galerie Michael Haas is presenting a selection of work by the painter Wolfe von Lenkiewicz including his latest series Delirious Picasso.
The British artist Wolfe von Lenkiewicz is known for his artistic reconfigurations of well-known iconic images selected from the history of art, from Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to Pablo Picasso’s Guernica. Carefully examining the linearity of historical perspective embedded within our visual culture, he has been described as both ‘an unbound geneticist turned artist’ and ‘a contemporary iconoclast’ whose art practice occupies a space outside of history to become a fulcrum between different ages.
Opening: Thursday, 8 October 2015, 6-9 pm
Galerie Michael Haas, Niebuhrstraße 5, 10629, Berlin