Sale: 443 / Post War II, June 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 661

 
661
Peter Zimmermann
Der Große Polyglott - Ostafrika Reiseführer, Wohl 1991/92.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,300
Sold:
€ 3,750 / $ 4.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Der Große Polyglott - Ostafrika Reiseführer. Wohl 1991/92.
Mixed media. Epoxy resin and pigment on canvas.
195 x 115 cm (76.7 x 45.2 in). [JS].

We are grateful to Mr. Peter Zimmermann for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Baden-Württemberg (acquired directly from the artist).

Essay
The art of Peter Zimmermann is known as "Appropriation Art": it examines the relation between original and copy, image and effigy. Existing pictures are the basis of these works - as Peter Zimmermann' book covers as large-size oil paintings on canvas clearly show. These "Book Cover Paintings", made since the 1980s, made the Freiburg artist internationally famous. These oversized book covers, transferred to the art of painting, astonish even today's audience. He preferrably used classics of European culture, such as the series of travel guides "Der Große Polyglott" which coined the collective memory with its characteristic color combinations and typeface.
661
Peter Zimmermann
Der Große Polyglott - Ostafrika Reiseführer, Wohl 1991/92.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,300
Sold:
€ 3,750 / $ 4.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)