Schal ohne Arafat, Georg Herold
Georg Herold
Schal ohne Arafat
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Georg Herold

Schal ohne Arafat, 1990


Dimensions
102.0 x 80.0 cm
Physical Description
Caviar and varnish on canvas
Inventory Number
2182
Acquisition
Acquired in 2000 as a gift from the couple Jürgen Bratengeier
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

The caviar in ‘Scarf without Arafat’ has been robbed of its glamour. The brownish appearance of the luxury food flung at the canvas in an Informel-style gesture confirms its loss of status. The numbering of individual beads of caviar suggests an attempt to introduce a degree of order. No numerical logic is discernible and the title defies all connection with what we see. An ironic commentary on Arte Povera and formal references to Art Informel offer points of departure for an interpretation. Though it challenges the viewer to take a stance, the work itself remains ambiguous.

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Title
Schal ohne Arafat (Original Title)
Title Translation
Scarf without Arafat
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Caviar and varnish on canvas
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Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 2000 as a gift from the couple Jürgen Bratengeier

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23.03.2020