Artwork of the month

August 2017 Fine Arts

190 L 1 by Peter Stämpfli

While a huge tyre and its tyre marks (Royal, 1971) have just been presented at Art Unlimited by the Galerie Vallois (Art Basel, 15-18 June 2017), the Kunsthaus in Aarau is showcasing the work of Peter Stämpfli (Deisswil, 1937) in its exhibition Swiss Pop Art (7 May - 1 October 2017). After having painted cars and then wheels before devoting himself almost exclusively to tyres and their marks since the 1970s, in his painting 190 L 1 (1974), Stämpfli questions the very notion of figuration present in his earlier pieces as well as the evolution of his work. 

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Peter STÄMPFLI (Deisswil, 1937)
190 L 1
Acrylic on canvas
259.5 × 250.5
Signed, dated, titled and dimensioned “P. Stämpfli 75 / "190 L1" / 251 × 259 cm” on the back of the canvas

Galerie Jean Larcade, Paris
Galerie Sonia Zanettacci, Geneva
Cornette de Saint-Cyr, Paris, 30 March 2015, lot no. 123

© Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Genève. Photographer : André Morin © 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich

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