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Sale: 461 / Post War I, Dec. 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 849

 
Lot description
Kopf ocker-ocker. 1973.
Acrylic on canvas (aquatec).
Volkens 1973-2. Verso signed, dated, titled and inscribed with the technique "Aquatec". 120 x 100 cm (47.2 x 39.3 in).

PROVENANCE: Lefebre Gallery, New York.
Jasa Fine Art, Munich.

EXHIBITION: Antes, Lefebre Gallery, New York, 12 March-6 April 1974, with black-and-white illu. in cat.
Hommage à la phantasie, Jasa Fine Art, Munich, 3rd July-31st July 1974.

Essay
With the increased formal reduction of the "Head", the painter and sculptor Horst Antes realized the artificial figure of the "Kopffüßler" (Head Footer) and attained his very own and unmistakable pictorial language. Not only the human figure is one of the key concepts of this work group, additionally, the artist visualizes the concept of intellectual potential with the oversized heads. Antes' "Heads" and "Head Footer" are among his most sought-after motifs, they reoccur in his pictorial oeuvre in different forms of appearance, colorful and playful or – as it is the case with this work – with striking features. The “Head Footer" was born in the early 1960s. In the following the key figure in Antes' artistic creation, which has always been more like a human character image than a mere sign or symbol, was subject to permanent alteration. The almost full-page composition of this head gains particular suspense from the reduction to the color ocher, which lets the monumental face of the "Head Footer" stick out from the background in same color. The monumentality of this head, which nearly breaks the picture‘s format, creates, despite all the motif‘s alleged statics, a dynamic that spreads across the entire image and which is increase by the white hand that is truncated by the picture‘s edge.
849
Horst Antes
Kopf ocker-ocker, 1973.
Acrylic on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 47,600
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 45,000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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