Der Blick durch den Käse (The View Through The Cheese)
signed with the artist's monogram and dated '04' (lower right)
oil on canvas
7478 x 7478in. (190.2 x 190.2cm.)
Painted in 2004
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt.
Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich (acquired from the above in 2007).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
W. Büttner, ‘Nur wer sich fremd fühlt in der Welt, kann produktiv staunen, ein Gespräch mit Oliver Zybok‘, in Kunstforum, vol. 213, 2011.
W. Büttner, Werner Büttner: Kompromat (Kompromittierendes Material),, Osnabrück, 2006 (illustrated in colour, p. 91).
Frankfurt, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Werner Büttner. Polizeichef Hegel, 2005.
Karlsruhe, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Technologie Karlsruhe, Werner Büttner: Gemeine Wahrheiten, 2013-2014 (illustrated in colour, p. 209; incorrectly dated '2005'). This exhibition later travelled to Museum für Moderne Kunst, Weserburg.
Zurich, Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Trio Infernal. Büttner & Kippenberger & Oehlen, 2020.
Zurich, Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, The Mysterious Majesty of the Beauty, 2022-2023.
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