Jonathan Meese


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Jonathan Meese


7,800€  *
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  • Paper

  • Woodcut

  • 2008

  • Paper: 195 x 140 cm, framed: 200 x 150 cm

  • 1970, Tokio

  • numbered and signed

  • Jonathan Meeses monumental woodcut is part of a series of works by the artist which are inspired by the bad guys featured in every James Bond movie. This expressive series combines Meeses artistic style with the characteristics of the traditional woodcut.

    Auction results for other graphic works by this artist:

    1.) Der goldene Hades I-V from 2005, Villa Grisebach on June 2nd, 2012.
    Price excluding buyer's premium 3.214 $ (2.600 €)
    2.) Dietrich von Bern/Ich bin dein Gold/Armer Ritter II from 2005,
    Phillips de Pury & Company NY on December 2nd, 2006.
    Price including buyer's premium 3.360 $

    Some of the factors which can influence the price of an artwork are the edition number, the scale, the year it was executed or the condition.

  • Edition: 6

Jonathan Meese was born in 1970 in Tokyo as a son of German father and Welsh mother, currently living and working in Berlin and Hamburg. Meese's art employs a variety of media, such as painting, sculpture, performance. More recently, the artist remains in an ongoing affair with theater and performing arts. Meese can be seen as one of the most radical artists of his generation. By applying the procedures of expressionism or primitivism, he maintained a certain focus on totalitarianism and it's taboos, as cultural and historical phenomena. Consequently, in 2006, the artist has developed a concept of the dictatorship of art, stating "Art is the total revolution, stronger than politics and religion*". In 1995, he enrolled at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, but quit in 1998 without obtaining a degree. Shortly after, he held his second one-man show at the Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin, and was invited to participate at the first Berlin Biennale in 1998, what led to his broad international recognition, with exhibitions such as "Generation Z" (1999) at the PS1 in New York, "Berlin-Moskau/Moskau Berlin" (2003) at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, "The Triumph of Painting" (2005) at the Saatchi Gallery in London. In 2016, Meese will debut as opera director, with his interpretation of Richard Wagner's "Parsifal" at the Bayreuth Festival.

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