Sale: 365 / Post War/ Contemporary Art, April 24. 2010 in Munich Lot 776

 
Mark Fairnington - Specimen (2)


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Mark Fairnington
Specimen (2), 2000.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,260
Sold:
€ 3,904 / $ 4.411

(incl. 22% surcharge)

Oil on canvas
Signed and dated on stretcher. 87 x 42 cm (34,2 x 16,5 in)
With a label on the folded canvas, there dated, titled and inscribed.

PROVENANCE: Private collection southern Germany.

Mark Fairnington's insect portraits are made after preparations in natural scientific museums, the Natural History Museum in London is his central source of material. His hyper-realistic pictures are based of high-resolution microscope images of various insects, which he brings onto the canvas in oil in their smallest detail. The objects seem to hover in a spherical-lucent and milky space. For the first time a work from the series "Specimen" is offered on the international auction market. [SM].




776
Mark Fairnington
Specimen (2), 2000.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,260
Sold:
€ 3,904 / $ 4.411

(incl. 22% surcharge)