Ugo Rondinone - THE SUN Deluxe Edition - 2022
New York–based, Swiss-born conceptual artist Ugo Rondinone’s Sun paintings are among his most celebrated series. Begun in 1992 and spanning three decades, the Sun works reflect Rondinone’s interests in nineteenth-century German Romanticism and Tibetan mysticism as vehicles to explore natural phenomena and interior states. Rondinone began the Sun series by directing his gaze inward, translating his emotional state to circular bands of watercolour on paper. To create distance between these diaristic studies and the viewer, Rondinone then altered the media and scale: expanding the Suns to more than seven feet in diameter and exchanging tremulous watercolour for seamless airbrush. Maintaining a consistent form and naming strategy—the German date of the work—Rondinone cycled through more than 370 colour combinations, ranging from strong contrasts to barely perceptible shifts.
Sometimes referred to as mandala works, the Sun paintings fill the viewer’s field of vision with pulsing colour. At 19 by 22 inches, this elephant folio creates an intense optical experience at close range. Complete with reproductions of all 219 large works and 154 smaller canvases and prints, Ugo Rondinone: The Sun is the most comprehensive source on the series to date.
Medium: Archival pigment ink print on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm and Hardcover book in clamshell box.
Image size: 23 x 19 inches (58 x 48 cm)
Hardcover size: 22.375 x 19.5 x 1.625 inches (22 lbs)
Clamshell size: 24 x 20.625 x 3 inches
Edition of 150
Signed and numbered
Price on request
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