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Lucy McKenzie

Loos House

  • Year2013
  • MaterialOil on canvas on wood
  • Dimensions322 x 200 x 692 cm
  • On viewBasement floor
  • Copyright© Lucy McKenzie. Photo: Elisabeth Greil, Museum Brandhorst, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, München.

More about the artwork

With this work, Lucy McKenzie has reproduced, at life size, marble parts of the Villa Müller in Prague - a building considered a landmark of early modernism. In doing so, she followed the trail of the influential and notorious architect Adolf Loos, who designed the villa as a complete work in 1929. The marble pieces painted by McKenzie are located in the "Lady's Room" - named after and designed for Milada Müller, the wife of the commissioner František Müller, co-owner of a construction company. Almost like a television set or a theater stage, a view through the frame opens up onto the dramatic as well as the ordinary. With her work McKenzie reveals the internal paradox between the building’s austere public façade and the opulent private sphere hidden behind it.

Further collection artworks

Cy Twombly, Untitled ('THE MATHEMATICAL DREAM OF ASHURBANIPAL') (Lexington), 2000, UAB 657aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (“THE MATHEMATICAL DREAM OF ASHURBANIPAL”) (Lexington), 2000
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Lexington), 2001, UAB 654aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Lexington), 2001
Cy Twombly, Untitles (OM MA NI PAD ME HUM), 2000, UAB 649aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (“Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum”) (Lexington), 2000
Cy Twombly , Untitled (Rome), 1957, UAB 437
Cy Twombly Untitled (Rome), 1957
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Lexington), 2003, UAB 656aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Lexington), 2003