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“Big paintings by me with small paintings by others”

Albert Oehlen - “Big paintings by me with small paintings by others”
The artist as collector: Albert Oehlen's own artworks nail-to-nail with masterpieces from his personal collection.
The dual role of artist-collector is always an exciting coupling, and when the artist-collector is as elusive and discreet as Albert Oehlen, it is downright seductive. Albert Oehlen "big paintings by me with small paintings by others"—published on the occasion of the homonymous exhibition at the MASI Lugano in 2021—witnesses Oehlen as an exhibited artist, a curator, and a collector. For the first time in such an extensive form, many of his own artworks are nail-to-nail with masterpieces from his collection. He devised a precise exhibition path in close collaboration with Francesca Benini and Christian Dominguez, and the catalogue reflects this precious dialogue. The connections between Oehlen's and the artists in his collection speak for themselves; readers will readily spot the many and various alignments in terms of their ideas about art and the big questions they seek to answer.
Works by Richard Artschwager, Hans Bellmer, Peter Brüning, Gernot Bubenik, Gino de Dominicis, Willem de Kooning, Michaela Eichwald, Bruno Goller, John Graham, Duane Hanson, Jever, Hans Josephsohn, Martha Jungwirth, Mike Kelley, Konrad Klapheck, Ferdinand Kriwet, Eugène Leroy, Richard Lindner, Paul McCarthy, Birgit Megerle, Malcolm Morley, Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Ed Paschke, Joyce Pensato, Richard Phillips, Christina Ramberg, Daniel Richter, Matthias Schaufler, Julian Schnabel, Hans Schweizer, Rebecca Warren, Franz West, Karl Wirsum.
Albert Oehlen is born in 1954 in Krefeld, Germany. He lives and works between Germany and Spain.
Edited by Francesca Benini.
Texts by Francesca Benini, Tobias Bezzola, Christian Dominguez.
published in November 2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
20 x 28,5 cm (hardcover)
120 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6749-461-3
EAN : 9788867494613
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