Sale: 443 / Post War II, June 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 403

 

403
Gerhard Altenbourg
Im Gewebe alter Bäume, 1947.
Pastel
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,800
Sold:
€ 5,875 / $ 6.814

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Im Gewebe alter Bäume. 1947.
Pastel and pencil.
Janda 47/13. Twice monogrammed "GSt" lower right. Dated lower right, titled lower center. On wove paper. 43 x 61 cm (16.9 x 24 in), the full sheet.
[AP].

PROVENANCE: Private collection Munich.

EXHIBITION: Gerhard Altenbourg. Wurzellinien, Kupferstichkabinett in der Nationalgalerie, Berlin (East), 5 May - 5 July, 1987, no. 4
Gerhard Altenbourg. Arbeiten 1947-1987. Kunsthalle Bremen (travelling exhibition), 7 February - 13 March, 1988, no. 4 and illu. on p. 63.

Gerhard Altenbourg returned home from the war in 1945, after he had completed school a year later he began his art education. Erich Dietz was one of his most influential teachers, who also inspired him to the untensive occupation of nature. This work is part of the series of "Baumwesen". By means of the intertwined plants Gerhard Altenbourg creates mysterious spaces. Our pastel is partciluarly captivating for the tremendous color effects



403
Gerhard Altenbourg
Im Gewebe alter Bäume, 1947.
Pastel
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,800
Sold:
€ 5,875 / $ 6.814

(incl. 25% surcharge)