Oil on canvas Signed and dated lower right. Signed, dated and titled on verso. 145 x 160 cm (57 x 62,9 in) With an adhesive label on stretcher, there typographically dated, titled and inscribed. [DB].
We are grateful to Dr. Barbara Herrmann, Cologne, for her kind support in cataloging´this lot. The work is listed in the artist's hand-written catalog raisonné and will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné.
EXHIBITION: Art Basel 1990.
“In the pathos of traditional depictions of the Last Judgment, baroque visions of Ascension and War in Heaven, we now do not recognize the conflict of a figure beset by monsters any longer, but in a monumental composition. It seems to be mysteriously dragged out of the image and beyond its margins by anonymous forces. The viewer, who is taken into the picture’s center as a crown witness or a participating observer, seems to be defenselessly at the mercy of the monster’s mouth. He is confronted with a turbulent distorted world that collapses, it suddenly opens up like a gaping abyss, bearing chaos in a wide open wound.“ Christian Schneegass, Staatl Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 1991.