The Rosenthaler Suite, Variation
Ebensperger Graz Vitrine
The Rosenthaler Suite, Redux
Neulich in Hernals
Pictured left is The Rosenthaler Suite 1, 2022, mixed media on wood, 278 × 695 cm, shown here where it was made, in the former Crematorium Wedding in Berlin.
The “Rosenthaler Suite” is a series of paintings by Sandro Kopp that came to life in Angoulême, France and Nairn, Scotland during and after the filming of Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch”. For the film, Kopp created the entire oeuvre for one of the film’s protagonists: the pioneering artist Moses Rosenthaler.
These two exhibitions comprise the central piece of The Rosenthaler Suite series, a painting almost three by seven meters large, in Graz – and versions of the painting Simone, Naked, Cell Block J, Hobby Room as the continued explorations of the artistic language that Kopp developed for Rosenthaler and has made his own.
“Sandro Kopp is the hand of imprisoned artist Moses Rosenthaler in my film ‘The French Dispatch’ Literally, he reaches into frame replacing the actor’s arm and fingers each time a picture is painted on-camera. Figuratively, it's all Sandro. Abstract Expressionist, French Modernist, a taste of Tribeca before the real estate prices went up: he invented his own personal genre for us; boldest brushstrokes, blasting color, a dazzling and wonderful sequence of images which transformed our film and evolved further into the work shown in this thrilling new exhibition.”