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Sale: 384 / Post War/ Contemporary Art, Oct. 29. 2011 in Munich Lot 1381

Paul Wunderlich - Es dämmert im Studio

Lot description
Acrylic on canvas, laid on hardfibre board
Not in Jensen. Cf. Jensen 397-400. Signed lower right and dated in image. Titled by artist on masking tape on stretcher. 130 x 97 cm (51,1 x 38,1 in)

PROVENANCE: Galerie Iris Eckert, Kampen (with label on stretcher).
Private collection Baden-Württemberg.

EXHIBITION: Paul Wunderlich. Retrospektive der Jahre 1958 bis 1973. Ölbilder, Gouachen, Zeichnungen, Plastiken und Druckgraphik, Baukunst Cologne, 20 September - 17 November 1973, cat. no. 101.

Since its beginnings Wunderlich's art has been occupied with the human figure, he has been trying out many ways of staging figurative concepts between Photorealism and a surreal picture language. In 1971 he made the series "Daniela im Studio", to which our work also belongs. The paintings are based on photographic models that undergo a strong artistic modification. Wunderlich stylizes a covered female figure, with the shape of her body showing through the cloth, to an art character. But yet, the model remains in touch with the phographic reality, as the posture, the body's contours and details of her headdress stick to the model. The surrounding space, reduced to floor and wall as well as the diffused light make for a surreal atmosphere that is so characteristic of Wunderlich. [SM].

Paul Wunderlich
Es dämmert im Studio, 1971.
Acrylic on canvas
€ 6,000 / $ 6,780
€ 13,750 / $ 15.537

(incl. 25% surcharge)

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