Sale: 384 / Post War/ Contemporary Art, Oct. 29. 2011 in Munich Lot 908

 
Otmar Alt - Phönix

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Otmar Alt
Phönix, 1989.
Acrylic on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,300
Sold:
€ 10,500 / $ 11.864

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Acrylic on canvas
Signed and dated lower right. Signed, dated and titled on stretcher. 140 x 110 cm (55,1 x 43,3 in)

PROVENANCE: Private collection North-Rhine Westfphalia, acquired directly from artist.

EXHIBITION: Otmar Alt, Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf, 6 December 1989 - 31 January 1990, with illu. in colors p. 30.

Otmar Alt is often called the "story-teller" among German artists. However, his pictures are not illustrations of famous stries or fairy tales but phantasmagorical image prose. In this one Alt shows a figure with cap and bells and claw feet, put together from monochrome color fields like a jigsaw. He ironically asks the observer to find the title in the picture. [DB].

908
Otmar Alt
Phönix, 1989.
Acrylic on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,300
Sold:
€ 10,500 / $ 11.864

(incl. 25% surcharge)