Limited Edition, Edition of: 150, Signed
Limited Edition, Edition of: 150, Signed
Limited Edition, Edition of: 150, Signed
2020 / 2020
Ivo Von Renner
Work details

An afternoon with Renè M.

31.5 x 20.9
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39.4 x 26.4
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51.2 x 34.3
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Mounted under acrylic glass, depth 2 mm glossy, Frameless, 31.5 x 20.9" (External dimensions)

Floater frame Basel, profile width: 15 mm, with acrylic glass glossy, Spessart Oak, Black, 33.2 x 22.6" (External dimensions)

On premium paper. Not mounted or framed. Shipped rolled.

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Mounted under acrylic glass, depth 2 mm glossy, Frameless, 39.4 x 26.4" (External dimensions)

Floater frame Basel, profile width: 15 mm, with acrylic glass glossy, Spessart Oak, Black, 41.1 x 28.1" (External dimensions)

On premium paper. Not mounted or framed. Shipped rolled.

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Mounted under acrylic glass, depth 2 mm glossy, Frameless, 51.2 x 34.3" (External dimensions)

Floater frame Basel, profile width: 15 mm, with acrylic glass glossy, Spessart Oak, Black, 52.9 x 36.0" (External dimensions)

On premium paper. Not mounted or framed. Shipped rolled.

$ 649.00
Plus tax and $ 34 in shipping. | IRE16
Background Information about Ivo Von Renner
Introduction
Villa Jako

For his latest series, Ivo von Renner chose a special location in the Blankenese quarter of Hamburg: The legendary Villa Jako. Karl Lagerfeld bought the villa in the 90s and fashioned himself in his exquisite taste. The renowned fashion designer’s extravagant lifestyle garnered the villa a lot of fame, but it was Lagerfeld’s longing and yearning for this specific locale that made it so special. Afterall, he named the villa after his partner Jacques de Bascher, who died at an early age. Now, Ivo von Renner is giving the villa a reawakening by capturing its unparalleled atmosphere with elegance and finesse. Once again, the Villa Jako is a member of high society.

Double Polaroids

On a summer’s day in 1975, German artist Ivo von Renner photographed his girlfriend along a riverbank in Russia. Using a borrowed Polaroid SX70, he photographed his model from different angles. Afterwards, he artfully adhered two pictures together. In this way, the concept was born for his unmistakable double Polaroids. Our gaze travels from the first photograph to the second, which depicts a logical extension of the first. In the following years, the artist continued to experiment with this technique, creating extraordinary nude photographs. His works are especially fascinating for the effect of their duality. The world of the first image leads into the other, and every time you look, new details are revealed. The complex compositions arising from Von Renner’s deliberate fusions challenge the viewer.

The slight grain and gentle contrasts soften reality. This leaves space for all of the stories that could possibly be behind the artwork. We can escape into our own imaginations where we discover new longings. “There always has to be room to keep dreaming,” Von Renner says. His artworks are not about razor-sharp depictions of the female body. Instead, they are all about capturing the authentic mood of the moment. “A tribute to a woman becomes poetry to me and escapes from the realm of physical desire,” he says about his creative process.

Other celebrated artists including Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol have valued the authenticity and immediacy of Polaroid photography. Ivo von Renner has reinterpreted the instant photograph, turning his double Polaroids into a new art form. At LUMAS, his iconic works are available in a special cut-out format, in order to reproduce the arrangement of the analog photographs as faithfully as possible. These works of art are an homage to the Polaroid: unique pieces that reveal a genuine moment captured for all eternity.
Bio
Ivo von Renner was born in Hamburg in 1949. He studied Graphic Design and was a photographer for publications including Stern magazine and Die Zeit newspaper. Von Renner established an international reputation as a commercial photographer with over 250 award-winning ad campaigns to his name. His works can be seen in museums and galleries around the world. Von Renner has taught master classes at the Global Leica Akademie since 2018. He lives and works in Hamburg.