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JANNIS KOUNELLIS

HALL 2.0

STAND F16

(1936, Piraeus - 2017, Rome)

The work was exhibited in 1980 at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York and shortly thereafter at the Konrad Fischer Galerie in Düsseldorf. The artwork is from the historic series Untitled (Teste nere) in which the artist re-elaborates the classical face shape in his own language and poetic way, transforming it into skeleton faces that emerge from shadow and stain.

Jannis Kounellis has been represented by Christian Stein since 1967.

On view: Jannis Kounellis – Retrospective at Galleria Christian Stein, Milan 2015

Jannis Kounellis is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His profound and evocative art made him a pioneer of the Arte Povera movement. 


His work is owned by the most important collections worldwide, including:

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Collection, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; CAPC, Bordeaux; Galleria Civica d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea,Turin; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art; Herning, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein; Kunstmuseum Winterthur; MART, Rovereto; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; MUSEION, Bozen; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Museo MADRE, Naples.

Untitled, 1980, ink on drawing paper, cm.h. 262x150

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