Andreas SlominskiMoulin Rouge 1998/2002

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Andreas Slominski (born 1959)
Moulin Rouge
Date 1998/2002
MediumWood, metal, tar and rope
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 3770 x 1620 x 1630 mm
Acquisition Purchased using funds provided by the 2007 Outset / Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection 2008
Not on display

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Windmills have long been a distinctive feature of the landscape of northern Europe; more recently, they have been appropriated as kitsch garden ornaments. Slominski’s preoccupation with them may relate to the scene in Cervantes’s Don Quixote in which the fictional knight charges at windmills, a famous gesture of heroic folly. The title of this work, literally translated as ‘red windmill’, alludes to the cabaret in Paris frequented and depicted by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

April 2008

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