Arnulf Rainer

Untitled (Death Mask)


Original title
Ohne Titel (Totenmaske)
Oil pastel and photograph on paper
Support: 594 x 425 mm
Purchased 1982

Catalogue entry

Arnulf Rainer born 1929

T03385 Untitled (Death Mask) 1978

Oil pastel on black and white photograph 594 x 425 (23 3/8 x 16 3/4)
Inscribed 'R. | (Nietzsche) | A Rainer' b.r.
Purchased from Galerie Heike Curtze, Düsseldorf (Grant-in-Aid) 1982
Prov: Purchased from the artist by Galerie Heike Curtze, Düsseldorf 1982
Exh: Arnulf Rainer: Totenmasken 1978, Österreichische Galerie, Vienna, Nov. 1978-Jan. 1979, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Jan.-March 1979 (35, repr.)
Lit: Arnulf Rainer, 'Rein-Pein-Schein-Sein', in Arnulf Rainer: Totenmasken, Österreichische Galerie, Vienna, 1978, [pp.4-5]; Arnulf Rainer: Tod - Death, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, 1979; Arnulf Rainer: Totenmasken, with texts by Werner Hofmann and Arnulf Rainer, Salzburg and Vienna, 1985 (French translation published as Arnulf Rainer: Métaphores de la Mort,, Musée national d'art contemporain, Grenoble 1987)

See entry on T03387.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, p.547