"Painkiller II" est le nom de l'oeuvre de l'artiste luxembourgeois Michel Majerus, qui a été vendue aux enchères par Sotheby's.

Le tableau de 280 centimètres sur 399 a été adjugé 402.200 livres (sans les frais d'enchères), ce qui correspond à plus de 467.000 euros. "Painkiller II" était estimé entre 80.000 et 120.000 livres.

Michel Majerus est un peintre et sculpteur luxembourgeois, qui a vécu à Berlin après ses études. Artistiquement, il s'est inspiré du pop art mais aussi de l'imagerie informatique et publicitaire. Michel Majerus est décédé le 6 novembre 2002 dans un accident d'avion. Il avait 35 ans.

Un film sur Michel Majerus sera diffusé dimanche au  Mudam:

Next Step

Michel Majerus

Written and directed by: Anne Schiltz

Sun 04.07.2021

13h00 + 15h00 | German, with English subtitles
17h00 | German, with French subtitles
Fee: 8€ (exhibition access included)

Booking: mudam.com/rsvp-majerusfilm
The screenings will be introduced by director Anne Schiltz
Mudam Luxembourg is proud to present Next Step, a film about the life and work of Luxembourgish painter Michel Majerus. The museum's ties with the artist go back to 2002, when one of his works first entered the Mudam Collection. And in 2007, a major monographic exhibition of his work was held at the museum. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Michel Majerus moves to the German metropolis and starts contributing to its thriving arts scene. His complex and often large-scale artworks, loaded with references ranging from pop culture, comics, and advertising to art history, don't go unnoticed for long, and he quickly succeeds in gaining recognition on the international scene. His art is highly sought-after and exhibited in the most prestigious institutions. In 2002, however, his blooming career at its peak, the 35-year-old artist dies in a plane crash.

Next Step is a documentary dedicated to the life and career of this prolific painter, as well as an investigation on how the artist's work and legacy can be kept alive after his tragic death.