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Gideon Rubin
The Kaiser's Daughter

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Anonymized portrait of a Kaiser's daughter on horseback; This work was featured in Gideon Rubin’s sixth solo exhibition with Hosfelt Gallery and was selected from work made for an exhibition at the Freud Museum in London. As source material, Rubin — an Israeli living in London whose work always refers to found images — mined photographs illustrating a serialized English-language edition of Mein Kampf that was published in 1939, the same year that Rubin’s grandparents, like Sigmund Freud, fled Europe to escape Nazi persecution. Rubin’s paintings are replete with dichotomy. Their subject matter is unapologetically nostalgic – yet the work is not saccharine. Austere and elemental, the palate is subdued, subtle, seemingly faded. Forms are reduced to a few sure brushstrokes that suggest rather than describe a figure or landscape. Identifying facial features are lost, rendered in a swirl or smudge of paint. Areas of the picture have had the paint scraped away or have never had pigment applied to the raw, natural-colored linen. Yet for paintings of such compositional economy, they luxuriate in the sensuality of oil paint. Rubin’s brushwork – energetic, thick and three-dimensional – is frankly joyful.

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 78.75 in. x W 59.13 in.

    H 200.03 cm x W 150.2 cm

  • Gallery location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference number
    LU602752753

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