Sale: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2022 in Munich Lot 149

 

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Rainer Fetting
Slava in ochre leather jacket, 1998.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 - 40,000

 
$ 29,700 - 39,600

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Slava in ochre leather jacket. 1998.
Oil on canvas.
Verso of the canvas signed, dated and titled, as well as inscribed with the number "F 319", the dimensions and the technique. 200 x 100 cm (78.7 x 39.3 in).

• Striking portrait of the artist and activist Slava Mogutin.
• He is a recurring motif in Rainer Fetting's seminal male portraits.
• For the first time on the international art market (source: artprice.com).
• Similar works are part of important museum collections, among them the Städel Museum, Frankfurt a. Main, or the Berlinische Galerie
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This works authenticity has kindly beeen confirmed by the artist. We are grateful for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Deschler, Berlin (with the gallery stamp on the reverse of the stretcher).
Private collection Northern Germany.

LITERATURE: Fetting, Cologne 2009, no. 328 (with color illu on p. 308).

Called up: December 9, 2022 - ca. 14.35 h +/- 20 min.

The Russian-born artist and activist Slava Mogutin left his home country in the mid-1990s due to homophobic persecution and was granted political asylum in the USA. From 1998/99 he worked with Rainer Fetting and became, along with Desmond Cadogan, Raoul Dumas and Ole Möller, one of the artist's recurring models, in his portraits of men in the expressive painting style of the "Neue Wilde" from the 1970s onwards. To date, numerous portraits of Slava Mogutin have been produced, including them a work from the well-known "New York Cops" series from the early 2000s. In a 2019 interview, he talks about working with Rainer Fetting: "It's always very inspiring to work with Rainer. [..] The fact that he was the pioneer of gender and of queer discourse in contemporary queer and contemporary German art [..] that's something that very few people can say about their work." (Slava Mogutin on Rainer Fetting, 2019, www.robertgrunenberg.com/rainer-fetting-voices)
In "Slava with ocher leather jacket" the ocher of the leather jacket dominates the color palette. Only the head and hands stand out in color, giving the body support in the earthy color space. As is so typical for the artist, the depiction and the image detail concentrate entirely on the sitter, the surrounding space remains undefined. With a small red dot, Rainer Fetting hints at a cigarette in the corner of his mouth, thereby emphasizing the casual posture of Slava Mogutin, who attracts attention with his penetrating yet impenetrable gaze. With flowing brushstrokes and impasto paint, a graceful portrait of strong physicality emerges, which does not claim to be a photo-realistic account, but rather, as Slava Mogutin describes it, unfolds the effect of a "metaphysical portrait zone." [AR]



 

Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right compensation for Rainer Fetting "Slava in ochre leather jacket"
This lot can be purchased subject to differential or regular taxation, artist‘s resale right compensation is due.

Differential taxation:
Hammer price up to 500,000 €: herefrom 32 % premium.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 500,000 € is subject to a premium of 27 % and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 500,000 €.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 2,500,000 € is subject to a premium of 22 % and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 2,500,000 €.
The buyer's premium contains VAT, however, it is not shown.

Regular taxation:
Hammer price up to 500,000 €: herefrom 25 % premium.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 500,000 € is subject to a premium of 20% and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 500,000 €.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 2,500,000 € is subject to a premium of 15% and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 2,500,000 €.
The statutory VAT of currently 19 % is levied to the sum of hammer price and premium. As an exception, the reduced VAT of 7 % is added for printed books.

We kindly ask you to notify us before invoicing if you wish to be subject to regular taxation.

Calculation of artist‘s resale right compensation:
For works by living artists, or by artists who died less than 70 years ago, a artist‘s resale right compensation is levied in accordance with Section 26 UrhG:
4 % of hammer price from 400.00 euros up to 50,000 euros,
another 3 % of the hammer price from 50,000.01 to 200,000 euros,
another 1 % for the part of the sales proceeds from 200,000.01 to 350,000 euros,
another 0.5 % for the part of the sale proceeds from 350,000.01 to 500,000 euros and
another 0.25 % of the hammer price over 500,000 euros.
The maximum total of the resale right fee is EUR 12,500.

The artist‘s resale right compensation is VAT-exempt.