Vente: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale 09 décembre 2022 à Munich Lot 149


Rainer Fetting
Slava in ochre leather jacket, 1998.
Oil on canvas
Estimation: € 30,000 / $ 29,700
Slava in ochre leather jacket. 1998.
Oil on canvas.
Verso of the canvas signed, dated and titled, as well as inscribed with the number "F 319", the dimensions and the technique. 200 x 100 cm (78.7 x 39.3 in).

• Striking portrait of the artist and activist Slava Mogutin.
• He is a recurring motif in Rainer Fetting's seminal male portraits.
• For the first time on the international art market (source:
• Similar works are part of important museum collections, among them the Städel Museum, Frankfurt a. Main, or the Berlinische Galerie

This works authenticity has kindly beeen confirmed by the artist. We are grateful for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Deschler, Berlin (with the gallery stamp on the reverse of the stretcher).
Private collection Northern Germany.

LITERATURE: Fetting, Cologne 2009, no. 328 (with color illu on p. 308).

Called up: December 9, 2022 - ca. 14.35 h +/- 20 min.

The Russian-born artist and activist Slava Mogutin left his home country in the mid-1990s due to homophobic persecution and was granted political asylum in the USA. From 1998/99 he worked with Rainer Fetting and became, along with Desmond Cadogan, Raoul Dumas and Ole Möller, one of the artist's recurring models, in his portraits of men in the expressive painting style of the "Neue Wilde" from the 1970s onwards. To date, numerous portraits of Slava Mogutin have been produced, including them a work from the well-known "New York Cops" series from the early 2000s. In a 2019 interview, he talks about working with Rainer Fetting: "It's always very inspiring to work with Rainer. [..] The fact that he was the pioneer of gender and of queer discourse in contemporary queer and contemporary German art [..] that's something that very few people can say about their work." (Slava Mogutin on Rainer Fetting, 2019,
In "Slava with ocher leather jacket" the ocher of the leather jacket dominates the color palette. Only the head and hands stand out in color, giving the body support in the earthy color space. As is so typical for the artist, the depiction and the image detail concentrate entirely on the sitter, the surrounding space remains undefined. With a small red dot, Rainer Fetting hints at a cigarette in the corner of his mouth, thereby emphasizing the casual posture of Slava Mogutin, who attracts attention with his penetrating yet impenetrable gaze. With flowing brushstrokes and impasto paint, a graceful portrait of strong physicality emerges, which does not claim to be a photo-realistic account, but rather, as Slava Mogutin describes it, unfolds the effect of a "metaphysical portrait zone." [AR]


Commission, taxes et droit de suite
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