Art (1945-contemporary) > Abstract Art Post-War Arnulf Rainer - Biography
Sterbegesichter (Napoleon). 1978.
India Ink, pencil and black chalks over letterpress.
Lower left monogrammed . Signed, stamped "TOTENMASKENSERIE 1978" and titled by a hand other than that of the artist on the reverse. On smooth paper. 15.5 x 11.1 cm (6.1 x 4.3 in), the full sheet.
• From the famous series "Totenmasken" (Death Masks).
• Overpainting images of famous dead people marked the beginning of Arnulf Rainer's occupation with death.
• The year the work was made, A. Rainer represented Austria at the Venice Biennale.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.
EXHIBITION: Galerie van de Loo, Munich (with the label on the frame).
In good condition.
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