Sale: 513 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 20

 
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Sue Williams
Problem Areas, 1995.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 29,250
Sold:
€ 26,250 / $ 30.712

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Problem Areas. 1995.
Oil on canvas.
Verso of the canvas signed, dated and titled. Verso of the folded canvas numbered "8" and inscribed with the dimensions. 212.5 x 182.5 cm (83.6 x 71.8 in). [CH].

• Williams' works often contain erotic motifs with which the artist addresses themes like fetishes and sexual preferences in a humorous way.
• In this work the artist combines bright colors typical of her works with small drawings in animation or cartoon style.
• The artist's works can be found at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
• Williams has been a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna since 1994
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Austria.
In possession of the consignor since 2006 (acquired from aforementioned).

"People don't often talk about the fact that my work is funny, [..] but that's definitely one of my criteria. I'm really happy if the paint comes out well and it's a really goofy image, like a new dumb take on toes."
Sue Williams, quote from www.moma.org.

20
Sue Williams
Problem Areas, 1995.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 29,250
Sold:
€ 26,250 / $ 30.712

(incl. 25% surcharge)