"Angelica Kaufmann". 1989.
Mixed media over a photograph.
Signed in lower right. On smooth wove paper. 41.8 x 29.6 cm (16.4 x 11.6 in), size of sheet.
The original lithograph that served as basis was made by Pierre Roch Vigneron (1789-1872) around 1830 after the 1780 "Self-portrait" by Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), today in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. [AW].
• Striking work by the famous Austrian artist, who plays with covering and overlaying in his oeuvre.
• In 1978 and 1980, Arnulf Rainer represented Austria at the Venice Biennale.
• To this day, Rainer's overpaintings are considered the central principle of his work and an art-historically important contribution to European post-war art.
• Works from the 1980s are in important collections like the Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt a. Main, and the Bavarian State Painting Collections.
PROVENANCE: Private collection.
Private collection Lower Saxony (acquired from the above in 1992).
LITERATURE: Arnulf Rainer. Enzyklopädie und Revolution, Festspielhaus Bregenz, May 18 - June 25, 1989, cat. no. 90.
Villa Grisebach Auktionen, 25th auction, 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, May 30, 1992, lot 398 (color illu. on p. 399).
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