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Daniel Rich

Berlin-Schönefeld, 2009

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Lot 5
Enamel on panel
34.0 x 44.0 in (86.4 x 111.8 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on verso


This work ships from the United States.


Built in 1934, Berlin-Schönefeld was the major civil airport for East Germany after the country was divided. Its brutalist architecture and static signage, recreated here, stands as a permeant reminder of the political and ideological tension of the Cold War, and the changeable nature of society.

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About Daniel Rich

Using Google images, stencils, and paint, artist Daniel Rich (German, b. 1977) translates photographs into paintings of built environments. These detailed and painstakingly-created works explore architecture’s ability to reflect modern political and societal structures. Rich’s paintings have been exhibited at Peter Blum Gallery, New York; Carbon 12, Dubai; and the Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston.