Stern in Not, Jiří Georg Dokoupil
Jiří Georg Dokoupil
Stern in Not
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Jiří Georg Dokoupil

Stern in Not, 1982


Dimensions
200.0 x 370.0 cm
Physical Description
Acrylic, pigments, books on jute
Inventory Number
DB043
Object Number
DB043A-B
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Is this a fallen shooting star? The red star lies in flames and smoke in an unrecognisable environment. The positive associations with the celestial body turn negative: the celestial body’s dark side lights up. With a background in conceptual art, Jiří Dokoupil developed a gestural, figurative pictorial language, which frequently incorporates political allusions. The books he used for this work are charged with new meaning. Ultimately, however, his works avoid making an unequivocal statement.

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Title
Stern in Not (Original Title)
Title Translation
Star in Distress
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Acrylic, pigments, books on jute
Material
Technique

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Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

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16.09.2019