Sale: 365 / Post War/ Contemporary Art, April 24. 2010 in Munich Lot 993

 
Walter Stöhrer - Cut up IV


 
993
Walter Stöhrer
Cut up IV, 1970.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,600
Sold:
€ 29,280 / $ 35.136

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description

Mixed media on burlap
Forstbauer/Merkert/Kunisch/Behrens 70.1. Signed and dated upper right. Titled "Cut up" in upper center. With a label with the artist's address, the title and an arrow indicating the direction on verso. With another arrow indicating the direction on the stretcher, as well as inscribed "oben" (top). 204,5 x 180 cm (80,5 x 70,8 in)

PROVENANCE: Studio Walter Stöhrer.
Private collection southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Deutscher Künstlerbund, 18th exhibition, Städtische Kunstsammlungen and Rheinisches Landesmuseum, 18 September - 1 November 1970, Bonn (with a label on verso).

Between 1970 and 1971 a total of 11 works in a large format were made under the title "Cut Up", today one of them is in possession as a permanent loan of the Museum of Modern Art, Freiburg im Breisgau, another in the Städtische Kunstmuseum Spendhaus, Reutlingen. The dynamic and abstract color motions on the one hand and the figurative elements on the other hand make for both the intensity in pictures from this series and the disturbing beauty of paintings by Walter Stöhrer in general. [EH].

993
Walter Stöhrer
Cut up IV, 1970.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,600
Sold:
€ 29,280 / $ 35.136

(incl. 22% surcharge)