Sale: 438 / Post War II, Dec. 09. 2016 in Munich Lot 344

 

344
Gerhard Hoehme
1 2 4 7 8, 1960.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,300
Sold:
€ 18,750 / $ 21.187

(incl. 25% surcharge)
1 2 4 7 8. 1960.
Mixed media. Gouache, opaque white, India ink and chalk.
Lower right signed and dated, verso once more signed and dated as well as titled. On light board. 99.8 x 64.2 cm (39.2 x 25.2 in), size of sheet.

We are grateful to the G&M Hoehme Foundation for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Private ownership Rhineland-Palatinate.

The artist was invited to show his works at Documenta II in Kassel in 1959, a year later he attended the Villa Massimo in Rome for a year on a scholarship. It was in those days that the scriptural element gained in importance, the gestural and spontaneous character of earlier days gave way to conceptual compositions. The fine large-size sheet from 1960 was made in the early days of this new period in Gerhard Hoehme's creation which eventually led to the 'Briefbilder' (Letter Pictures).The same year Hoehme began to teach at the Duesseldorf Art Academy, a post he held until 1984.



344
Gerhard Hoehme
1 2 4 7 8, 1960.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,300
Sold:
€ 18,750 / $ 21.187

(incl. 25% surcharge)