Ion Grigorescu
Loto 1972

Artwork details

Artist
Ion Grigorescu born 1945
Title
Loto
Date 1972
Medium Oil paint and mixed media on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1460 x 1980 mm
Collection
No information available
Reference
T13996

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Loto combines the traditional medium of oil paint with photographs incorporated onto the canvas. It depicts the shop window of a lottery store in Bucharest in which a block of flats is reflected. The display of advertisements and prize promotions is starkly juxtaposed with a looming example of the new, socialist building programme. Throughout his career Grigorescu has documented the forced modernisation of the Romanian capital in his painting, photography and film: massive demolitions, new architectural developments and the consequent changes to ordinary life.

February 2016

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