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Katharina Grosse

Rock, 2005

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Carrara marble, acryl,
each unique, ca. 8 x 4 x 5 1/2”
(20 x 10 x 14 cm),
15–20 lbs (7–10 kg),
Ed. 55/XXV, signed and numbered

Perfectly packaged: color comes full circle, embracing and concealing one of art’s oldest and most exquisite materials.


“Within my compositions, the colors have the function of distinguishing between different movements. I like working with a certain palette, one that is usually very raw and very cold. It’s extremely artificial, like Pontormo’s, for example. Then, within this spectrum, there are some colors that develop certain characteristics. A particular red, when it meets up with blue, doesn’t become purple but rather brown. I like this ambivalence that makes colors surrender their identity and yet still show signs of their origins.” Katharina Grosse, interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist Parkett No. 74, 2005