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Lot 46

PINTOR SIRAIT
b. Germany, 1962

PLAYBOY, 2009

Signed
Stainless steel, edition 7 of 25
64cm x 29cm x 17cm


PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Singapore.


ESTIMATE  RM 6,500 - 8,000
PRICE REALISED  RM 6,720



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Known for his steel sculptures that provoke conversations around thought-provoking social issues, this German-born artist Pintor Sirait has held exhibitions internationally, including Amsterdam, China, France, Korea, Malaysia, and the United States.
 

On why he turned to the heart-pumping race track action for inspiration, Pintor said: “People are hooked to the adrenaline rush of high-tech, gravity-defying cars at bullet speed, and the excitement of the intense F1 racing competition. In recent years, F1 has become a global phenomenon. Contemporary art often mirror the developments in pop culture. I was inspired to make sculptures of the popular F1 cars to first capture attention, then use these works as platforms to highlight the cultural tensions and universal human values we all face today.”

The present lot Playboy is among the series of Pintor’s F1 car sculptures. The work portrays the macho side of the F1 race and a playful take on the conventional ideal that “fast cars and fancy women” tend to go together.