Sale: 448 / Post War II, June 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 490

 
490
Arnulf Rainer
Ohne Titel, 2004.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,520
Sold:
€ 13,750 / $ 16.362

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Ohne Titel. 2004.
Gouache over offset print.
Signed lower left. On wove paper. 29.5 x 40.5 cm (11.6 x 15.9 in). [AP].

PROVENANCE: Galerie Livingstone International Contemporary Art, The Hague.
Private collection.

EXHIBITION: Arnulf Rainer, Körpersprache - Landschaftssprache, Amersfoort, Armando Museum, 26 June, 2005 - 15 January, 2006 (with illu.).

Essay
Arnulf Rainer has been occupied with overpaintings since the 1950s. In our work the artist does not treat the original motif beyond recognition. Instead, the blue wave-like overpaintings underline the obvious seafaring theme. However, the most important parts remain covered, so that it is not clear whether the original image shows a battle or a harbor scene. With a few strong lines Rainer turns the work into his own interpretation of storm and the forces of nature.
490
Arnulf Rainer
Ohne Titel, 2004.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,520
Sold:
€ 13,750 / $ 16.362

(incl. 25% surcharge)