Wolfe von Lenkiewicz - She Was Dolores on the Dotted Line
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Wolfe von Lenkiewicz (b. 1966)
She Was Dolores on the Dotted Line
990 x 860 mm (39 x 34 inches)
Edition of 100
Signed and numbered
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Wolfe von Lenkiewicz’s graphic and baroque paintings, drawings, and prints seamlessly blend and absorb large swathes of this history of art, from Gothic religious votives to contemporary Pop and abstraction. Von Lenkiewicz’s 2010 painting,Tenniel/Picasso, features Walt Disney’s Pinocchio holding a bust portrait of one of the women from Picasso’s Guernica. Behind him is a wall decorated by what appear to be Damien Hirst-like colored dots. This post-modern blend of styles, allusions, and narratives uses figurative and decorative painting as acritical tool in examining the history of images in the western world. Von Lenkiewicz comes from a long line of distinguished painters, with his great-grandfather acting as court painter to King Ludwig II of Bavaria. He has been exhibited in PS1’s pavilion at the 2005 Venice Biennale, Kunstverein Bregenz, Tate London, as well as other distinguished spaces in Europe and the United States.
Lenkiewicz’s fascination with the appropriation of language and mythology is demonstrated in his bold experiments with iconography and visual combinations which straddle the margins of contemporary and traditional contexts, playful and offensive undertones, familiar and unfamiliar characters. These manipulated images reference the artist’s many inspirations and influences taken from art history, world history events, fictional lands and a diverse series of artists such as Balthus, Koons, Schongauer, Picasso and Brueghel. Lenkiewicz creates an ever- expanding cabinet of curiosities where history and popular culture merge into arrangements of uncanny figures in hyper real settings.