Sale: 375 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 04. 2010 in Munich Lot 124

 
Karl Otto Götz - Stamsund


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Karl Otto Götz
Stamsund, 1961.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,340
Sold:
€ 21,250 / $ 24.012

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Mixed media on canvas
Götz 1029. Signed lower left. Signed, dated and titled on verso. 70,3 x 90,5 cm (27,6 x 35,6 in)

PROVENANCE: Private collection Lower Saxony.

EXHIBITION: art since 1950, Seattle World's Fair, Seattle/Washington 1962 (with remains of an exhibition label on stretcher).

After co-founding the Frankfurt 'Quadriga', an artist group representing a type of Tachism influenced by Wols and Automatism, his work changed drastically in 1952: the forms, which until then had still been well-defined, were replaced by a new, more dynamic style in a special raking technique which Karl Otto Götz would also employ in the future and which would make him one of the main representatives of German Informel There are three fast working processes: first, the artist applies dark paint onto a light background with a paintbrush, then he partly removes this paint again with a 'rake', a type of spatula. With the help of thin layers of glue the individual color layers are fixated and the opaque surface effect, which was executed with great mastery in our work, is created. This technique would become so characteristic of paintings by Karl Otto Götz in the future. He taught as a professor at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf between 1959 and 1979, two decades during which he influenced personalities of the following artist generations, among them names as diverse as HA Schult, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter. [JS].




124
Karl Otto Götz
Stamsund, 1961.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,340
Sold:
€ 21,250 / $ 24.012

(incl. 25% surcharge)