Madonna Mercedes, Thomas Bayrle
Thomas Bayrle
Madonna Mercedes
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Thomas Bayrle

Madonna Mercedes, 1989


Dimensions
198.0 x 146.0 cm
Physical Description
Collage, photocopy and color on wood
Inventory Number
2251
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

The title ‘Madonna Mercedes’ identifies both the motif from which the collage has been assembled and the overall shape resulting from the individual pasted-on parts – the half-length figure of a Madonna. In Thomas Bayrle’s work a motif derived from pop culture is combined with a figural type quoted from an orthodox icon. By citing the reference systems of religion and consumerism, the artist emphasises the contrast between the masses and the individual, which in his collage virtually merge into a single image.

Video

  • Kunst nach 1945: Thomas Bayrle
    Thomas Bayrle (* 7. November 1937 in Berlin, lebt und arbeitet in Frankfurt) stellt in diesem Film der Städel-Reihe "Kunst nach 1945" verschiedene seiner Werke vor, die im Städel zu sehen sind, und erzählt, wie er bei der Entwicklung seiner künstlerischen Arbeiten vorgeht. Für Untertitel klicken Sie bitte auf das Untertitel-Symbol am rechten unteren Rand des Videos. For subtitles please click the captions icon at the bottom of the video. https://digitalesammlung.staedelmuseum.de/index.html#/exhibit/Resource_museum_exhibit_Staedel_2234/#youtube

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Madonna Mercedes (Original Title)
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Collage, photocopy and color on wood
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 11F41 Madonna: Mary standing (or half-length), Christ-child close to her bosom
  • 46C161 automobile

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16.09.2019