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Albert Oehlen

Self Portraits

November 10 - January 31, 2001

Upper East Side

Fruhstuck Now (Self Portrait)
1984
Oil on canvas
63 x 51 inches
160 x 130 cm
Fruhstuck Now (Self Portrait)
1984
Oil on canvas
63 x 51 inches
160 x 130 cm
Boogie Nr. 1 (Self Portrait)
1996
Mixed media on paper
81.69 x 51.97 inches
207.5 x 132 cm
Boogie Nr. 1 (Self Portrait)
1996
Mixed media on paper
81.69 x 51.97 inches
207.5 x 132 cm
Selbsportrait als Holländerin
1983
Oil on wood
78.74 x 59.06 inches
200 x 150 cm
Selbsportrait als Holländerin
1983
Oil on wood
78.74 x 59.06 inches
200 x 150 cm
Self-Portait with Open Mouth
2001
Oil on canvas
68.9 x 59
175 x 150 cm
Self-Portait with Open Mouth
2001
Oil on canvas
68.9 x 59
175 x 150 cm
Ich seh Dich II
(Selbsportrait: Dreiauge) 
1983
Oil on canvas
29.53 x 23.62 inches
75 x 60 cm
Ich seh Dich II
(Selbsportrait: Dreiauge)
1983
Oil on canvas
29.53 x 23.62 inches
75 x 60 cm
Selbsportrait mit Pferd
1984
Oil on wood
62.99 x 51.8 inches
160 x 130 cm
Selbsportrait mit Pferd
1984
Oil on wood
62.99 x 51.8 inches
160 x 130 cm
Ich seh Dich I
(Selbsportrait: Einauge) 
1983
Oil on canvas
29.53 x 23.62 inches
75 x 60 cm
Ich seh Dich I
(Selbsportrait: Einauge)
1983
Oil on canvas
29.53 x 23.62 inches
75 x 60 cm
Self-Portrait
1984
Oil on wood
76.77 x 36.61 inches
195 x 93 cm
Self-Portrait
1984
Oil on wood
76.77 x 36.61 inches
195 x 93 cm
Albert Oehlen
Self Portrait with Two Skulls
1984
Oil on canvas
102 1/2 x 74 3/4 inches
260.4 x 189.9 cm
Albert Oehlen
Self Portrait with Two Skulls
1984
Oil on canvas
102 1/2 x 74 3/4 inches
260.4 x 189.9 cm
Albert Oehlen
Self-portrait with Paintbrush
1984
Oil on canvas with mirror
75 x 51 inches
190.5 x 129.5 cm
Albert Oehlen
Self-portrait with Paintbrush
1984
Oil on canvas with mirror
75 x 51 inches
190.5 x 129.5 cm

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Albert Oehlen
November 10, 2001 – January 31, 2002

Skarstedt Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of Self Portraits by Albert Oehlen. This is Oehlen’s first solo exhibition at Skarstedt Fine Art and will consist of eight self-portraits that were painted from 1983 – 1984, including one self portrait made for the occasion of this exhibition.

In this body of work Oehlen balances figuration with abstraction to simultaneously question and reference the practice and history of art. Oehlen uses Picasso’s early neoclassical works, Velazques’ painterly qualities and de Chirico’s metaphysical explorations as a point of departure. Oehlen’s choice of the self as his subject matter was not to introduce a psychological element into his work, but to express his thoughts on painting as a medium using a decisive subject matter. By stripping the creation of a painting down to its basic rules, Oehlen diminishes the limitations of previous cultural, aesthetic and artistic obligations.

Born in Krefeld, Germany in 1954, Oehlen currently works in Cologne, Germany. He has exhibited world wide since 1981 and has had solo shows at the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover (2000), the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1997), Kunsthalle Basel (1997), IVAM Centre de Carme, Valencia (1996), and the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (1994).

In collaboration with our exhibition, Luhring Augustine Gallery will exhibit new works by Oehlen. Luhring Augustine Gallery is located at 531 West 24th Street.

For further information, please contact +1 212 737 2060 or info@skarstedt.com