Jannis Kounellis

  • , Black Rose, 1965-66
    Ducotone on canvas
    210 x 210 cm
    82 5/8 x 82 5/8 inches
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Mixed media
    104 x 73,5 x 22 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Mixed media
    100 x 69,5 x 22 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, melted lead
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, string
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, string
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 1968
    Juta bags, coal
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, enamel
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Painted iron plate, iron
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, coal
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, oil
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, oil
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, enamel
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, oil
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Painted iron plate, iron
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, oil
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, coal
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, oil
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, oil
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, enamel
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, oil
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, coal
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, oil
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, oil
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Painted iron plate, iron
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Painted iron plate, iron
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, canvas, oil
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Painted iron plate, iron
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, coal
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2013
    Iron, string
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2005
    Steel brace, tar, paper on steel plate
    200 x 200 cm
  • , Untitled, 2008
    Lead, casted Murano glass, iron wire, coats on steel panel
    200 x 180 cm

Born in Greece, but living in Italy since 1956, Kounellis has been a major figure in contemporary art for over fifty years. The artist is often referred to as one of the forefathers of the Arte Povera movement – a movement that arose in the 1960s and played a central role in redefining artistic practice with radical and highly original sculpture, performance and installation. Influenced by artists such as Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana, Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline, and both within the context of Arte Povera and outside of it, Kounellis has throughout his career interrogated and extended the boundaries of contemporary art, and in particular the possibilities of painting. Although most of his works are three-dimensional and comprised of ready-made objects (sometimes even living objects – horses, birds and humans), Kounellis has always insisted he is a painter first and foremost.


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Museum Exhibitions


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