Albert Oehlen: self portraits

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Skarstedt Fine Art, 2002 - Art - 84 pages
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By stripping the painting down to its basic rules, by using himself as a decisive subject matter, Oehlen created a body of work that diminished the limitations of previous cultural, aesthetic, and artistic obligations made on a painter and painting. This first volume to feature all of Oehlen's early self portraits reveals his balancing of figuration with abstraction, and his simultaneous questioning of the practice and history of art.

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About the author (2002)

A musician and author as well as a painter, Albert Oehlen, who was born in Krefeld, Germany, in 1954, was a seminal figure of the 80s-era European punk and art scenes, along with Martin Kippenberger and others. A major retrospective of his paintings toured European museums in 2004.

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