Sale: 390 / Post War/Contemporary Art, April 28. 2012 in Munich Lot 799

 
Otto Piene - Feuerrad in Lügde 1


 
799
Otto Piene
Feuerrad in Lügde 1, 2009.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,800
Sold:
€ 8,125 / $ 9.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Feuerrad in Lügde 1. 2009.
Mixed media with fire and smoot on canvas.
Signed, dated, titled and with arrow indicating the direction on verso. Once more signed, dated and titled on folded canvas. 30 x 39,5 cm (11,8 x 15,5 in).
Otto Piene's strong composition in red and black references the tradition of the so-called "Osterräder"(Easter Wheels), which is celebrated on Easter Sunday in town of Lügde. In analogy to the six burning straw wheels that roll down into the valley, Otto Piene processed the canvas with fire, giving it its archaic appeal. [KP].

We are grateful to Dietmar Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

799
Otto Piene
Feuerrad in Lügde 1, 2009.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,800
Sold:
€ 8,125 / $ 9.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)