190 L 1
© Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Genève
Photographer : André Morin
 
 
While a huge tyre and its tyre marks (Royal, 1971) have just been presented at Art Unlimited by the Galerie Vallois (Art Basel, 15-18 June 2017), the Kunsthaus in Aarau is showcasing the work of Peter Stämpfli (Deisswil, 1937) in its exhibition Swiss Pop Art (7 May - 1 October 2017). After having painted cars and then wheels before devoting himself almost exclusively to tyres and their marks since the 1970s, in his painting 190 L 1 (1974), Stämpfli questions the very notion of figuration present in his earlier pieces as well as the evolution of his work. [Read more…]
 
PETER STÄMPFLI (Deisswil, Switzerland, 1937)
190 L 1
1975
Acrylic on canvas
259.5 × 250.5
Signed, dated, titled and dimensioned “P. Stämpfli 75 / "190 L1" / 251 × 259 cm” on the back of the canvas
FGA-BA-STAMP-0003
 
Provenance
Galerie Jean Larcade, Paris
Galerie Sonia Zanettacci, Geneva
Cornette de Saint-Cyr, Paris, 30 March 2015, lot no. 123
 
Exhibitions
Œuvres récentes de Peter Stämpfli, Paris, Galerie Jean Larcade, 17 February –16 March 1976
Peter Stämpfli, Saint-Étienne, Musée d’art et d’industrie, 16 November – 26 December 1979
Peter Stämpfli, Aarau, Aargauer Kunsthaus, 19 March – 30 April 1982
Peter Stämpfli, Dole, Musée des beaux-arts, 9 April – 12 June 1994
Stämpfli, Rétrospective, La Seyne-sur-Mer, Villa Tamaris, 24 October – 28 December 1997
Peter Stämpfli, Fribourg, Musée d'art et d'histoire, 10 September – 14 November 1999
Stämpfli, Paris, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, 22 October 2002 – 5 January 2003
 
Bibliography
Abadie Daniel, Peter Stämpfli, Geneva, Skira, 1991, b/w repr. p. 82 and p. 157
Abadie Daniel, L’œuvre de Peter Stämpfli, Paris, Hazan, 2015, col. repr. p. 139
Millet Catherine, L’art contemporain en France, Paris, Flammarion, 2005 [1987], col. repr. p. 84 (under the title G. Pilote)
Peter Stämpfli, exhibition catalogue, Saint-Étienne, Musée d’art et d’industrie, 1979, listed p. 15 no. 26
Peter Stämpfli, exhibition catalogue, Aarau, Aargauer Kunsthaus, 1982, col. repr. p. 50
Peter Stämpfli, exhibition catalogue, Dole, Association des Amis du Musée de Dole, 1994, listed p. 56
Peter Stämpfli, exhibition catalogue, Fribourg, Musée d'art et d'histoire/ Bern, Benteli, 1999, col. repr. p. 59
Peter Stämpfli, entretien avec Alfred Pacquement, Paris, SMI, 1978, b/w repr. p. 62
Stämpfli, Rétrospective, exhibition catalogue, La Seyne-sur-Mer, Villa Tamaris, 1997, col. repr. p. 18
Stämpfli, Paris, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume / RMN, 2002, col. repr. p. 149
Vasseur Bernard, Peter Stämpfli, Paris, Cercle d’Art, 2011, col. repr. p. 15 no. 17