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Dec 312011
 

RAGNAR KJARTANSSON, Feuerchen!, 2011
chipboard, paint
various sizes between ca 20 x 29 x 1,8 cm – ca. 35 x 67 x 1,8 cm
series of 30 unique objects
published by Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
sold

Feuerchen! (trans. “Little fire!”) is a sculpture by Ragnar Kjartansson that resembles a prop from a performance. Like much of Kjartansson’s work, this piece blends a cliché image and drama or aesthetics and emblemata. Ragnar Kjartansson’s tragicomic performances take on the boundaries between art and life, fiction and reality. His work is often about the nature of art, addressing our romantic mythology of the artist as mysterious, elevated or bohemian.

History of prices:
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany   € 500,- June 2012
Galleri i8, Reykjavík, Iceland     US$ 3,500.- Januari 2018