Sale: 439 / Modern Art II, Dec. 08. 2016 in Munich Lot 85

 
85
Thomas Ring
Ohne Titel, Um 1925.
Pen and India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 5,000 / $ 5.800

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Lot description
Ohne Titel. Um 1925.
Pen and India ink drawing over collage with color paper on mottled brown paper.
Skiebe CO 3. 65.7 x 49.4 cm (25.8 x 19.4 in), size of sheet.
As far as the composition is concerned, the collage must be seen in a context with the tempera picture "Mensch - Tier - Pflanze" from 1923 (Skiebe G 35) and several India ink drawings from 1923 and 1924 (Skiebe ZT 91-93).

We re grateful to Dr. Ingrid Skiebe, Düsseldorf, for her kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Thore Ring, Cologne (artist's son).

EXHIBITION: Thomas Ring. Arbeiten 1916 bis heute, Witten, Märkisches Museum, 6 February - 17 March 1983 (exhibition and sale list no. 103).



Essay
This work originates from Ring's second period of creation as of around 1925, which was characterized by figurative abstraction. The artist unites a constructive-mechanical machine world with objects that have a humoristic notion. Geometric and organic forms increasingly mingle, as it is the case in this work. "A stylized squatting figure in profile with bent and raised arms serves as a sort of link between heaven and earth that oscillates between vision and reality. [.] Calm and self-immersed, the cosmic unity seems to hint at a hidden center." (quote after Ingrid Skiebe, Thomas Ring. Ein Maler aus dem Umkreis des "Sturm". Leben, stilkritische Analyse und Werkverzeichnis, Bonn, p. 282)
85
Thomas Ring
Ohne Titel, Um 1925.
Pen and India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 5,000 / $ 5.800

(incl. 25% surcharge)