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Karen Kilimnik

Rapunzel, 1998

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Spindle of gold thread (hair) on bed
of moss (thread and moss are separately packaged to be assembled by the
collector), Plexiglas box,
approx. 4 x 8 x 10” (10,5 x 25,1 x 20,1 cm),
Ed. 45/XX, signed and numbered
certificate with diagram by the artist

Love’s Labor’s Found.


“Unlike other painters who focus on the well-known, the beautiful, and the dynamic between the famous and the secondary… Kilimnik is less absorbed in their perfection… Kilimnik is a bit of a killer. She loves to love them but at times they seem to get on even her nerves. Each character, from fairy tale princesses and birds, to heiresses, orphans, and models, becomes a vessel for a broad mixture of self-doubt and conceit.” Collier Schorr Parkett No. 52, 1998

$ 1,300.00


“Karen Kilimnik is associated with the Scatter generation, and best known for her collage-based work and installations of objects from popular culture… She often creates a romantic world that draws on contemporary media, gothic mysteries, and fairy tales… as in this spindle of gold thread (hair) on a bed of moss, which references Rapunzel, the homonymous protagonist in this German fairy tale.” -Artnet