Revolver I (Edition). 2002 /2008. Collage . Acrylic on collaged plastic foil. Mounted in places on an aluminum compound panel. Verso signed, dated, titled and numbered. From an edition of 5 copies. Each copy colored by hand and therefore unique. 46.8 x 62.3 cm (18.4 x 24.5 in).
This edition belongs to the monumental aluminum collage "Revolver I" from 2003. The original was sold at Christies in Amsterdam for around 435,000 in April 2017 (source: artprice.com, on October 11th 2017).
PROVENANCE: Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin. Private collection Berlin (acquired directly from aforementioned in 2012).
"I see Knoebel as a magic puppet player, who – on the qui vive – pulls his strings somewhere at the center of the eighty years of abstraction, making abstract art dance like it never has before.“ Rudi Fuchs, quote after: Ex. cat. Imi Knoebel. Retrospective 1968 – 1996, Munich, Amsterdam, Valencia, Düsseldorf, Grenoble 1996 – 1997.