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Sale: 433 / Post War I, June 11. 2016 in Munich Lot 905

 
Lot description
Faltung. 1953.
Folded packing paper, corrugated board and Dispersion paint.
De Martelaere I.2.111. Signed and dated lower right. 93.6 x 29 cm (36.8 x 11.4 in).

PROVENANCE: Private collection France.

Essay
With the "Faltungen" (Foldings) Zangs found a new form of artistic expression in 1953 and marked the beginning of one his most important work groups. In 1953 and 1954 two techniques were dominating: the almost smooth paperboard foldings and, as it is the case with this work, the relief-like works of packing paper, both painted with thinned white industrial paint.
Zang's declared intention to create becomes very obvious in this"Faltung": the edges of the 55 upright oblong fields make for a lively relief and become independent from the surface. No two fields look the same and the layer of paper forms a vivid structure between the folding lines. The grid's strictly geometrical arrangement is broken up and filled with life and energy. At the same time the whitened relief unfolds a meditative effect - "like a moment of of quiet amidst chaos". (Didier Semin about the "Faltungen", quote after De Martelaere I.2, p. 15)
905
Herbert Zangs
Faltung, 1953.
Dispersion
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,340
Sold:
€ 32,500 / $ 36.725

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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