Michael Sailstorfer
C111, 2011

The Berlin based sculptor Michael Sailstorfer addresses the practice of ‘real collage’ in his work commissioned for the Daimler Art Collection by rebuilding a Mercedes-Benz 190 E (W201, serially produced 1982-1993) as a legendary Mercedes-Benz C 111 (the C 111 series consisted around 1970 of prototypes and experimental vehicles). His concept is making use of the well disposable 1980s series vehicle, which is transformed, with loving attention to detail, into an art version of the rare and highly desirable prototype model C 111, the artist’s dream car since his youth. “I would like to create versatile but at the same time functioning sculptures in places, which I like.” (M.S.) Sailstorfer sets his hand on objects properly, they get dismantled, deformed, adapted, reassembled and reinterpreted into ambivalent but figures. The space occupied by his sculptures is as essential as the space, which surrounds them. Sailstorfer’s transformation process is even more important than the final object and that is why in the end every working step has to remain clearly visible in his sculptures.

Related artworks

Car Related 53 Artworks

Compression, 1991
Mercedes-Benz 190 (metal, rubber, glass, leather, paint)
Andy Warhol
Mercedes-Benz Formel-I-Rennwagen W 196 R Stromlinie (1954), 1986
Silkscreen, acrylic on canvas
Andy Warhol
Mercedes 400 Tourenwagen (1925), 1986
Silkscreen, acrylic on canvas

Collage 17 Artworks

Michael Zahn
Alias (Solid Mint Aqua), 2005
Digital print and acrylic on paper, Collage
, 2004
Offsetprints, collage

Commissioned work 44 Artworks

Andy Warhol
Mercedes-Benz C 111 Versuchswagen (1970), 1986
Silkscreen, acrylic on canvas
Ben Willikens
Auditorium: Der Raum des Erfinders, 1990
Acrylic on canvas on wall plaster

Sculpture 80 Artworks

Iman Issa
Laboring (Study for 2012), 2012
Mahogany sculpture, text panel under glass, white plinth
Wu Hao
Watermarks Project: Wuhan, 2014
Mixed media installation, glass and porcelain vessels with dried paint

Shopping cart

Versand und Abwicklung erfolgt über die Bücherbogen am Savignyplatz GmbH in Berlin. Für Fragen zu Bestellungen wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an Handling and Shipping is done by theBücherbogen am Savignyplatz GmbH in Berlin. For questions regarding your order please contact directly.
* Bestellungen aus der EU sind bei PayPal auch ohne Anmeldung möglich. Sie können dann auch bequem per Bankeinzug oder mit Ihrer Kreditkarte zahlen. Für diese Option klicken Sie bitte auf PayPal und wählen anschließend die Bezahlung "Mit Lastschrift oder Kreditkarte" aus. Buyers from within the EU can use PayPal even without having a PayPal account. Via Paypal you can also check out with direct debit or with your credit card. For this option please click on "Check out with PayPal" and make use of the "Payment by Direct Debit or Credit Card".