Arnulf Rainer Untitled (Death Mask) 1978

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Artwork details

Artist
Arnulf Rainer born 1929
Title
Untitled (Death Mask)
Ohne Titel (Totenmaske)
Date 1978
Medium Oil pastel and photograph on paper
Dimensions Support: 594 x 425 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1982
Reference
T03385
Not on display

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, exh.cat., 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


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