Sale: 437 / Post War I, Dec. 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 852

 
852
Heinz Mack
Fata Morgana, 1968.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,060
Sold:
€ 36,250 / $ 42.412

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Fata Morgana. 1968.
Mixed media.
Lower center signed and dated, as well as inscribed with a personal dedication. 91 x 68 cm (35.8 x 26.7 in).
The object was not unframed for cataloging.

With a photo certificate issued by Prof. Heinz Mack, Mönchengladbach, from November 2016.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (acquired directly from the artist).

Essay
For Heinz Mack grids are not a means to mark a borderline in the sens of a fence, instead they are filters for the light that make variations from light to dark visible. This work clearly illustrates this approach: the work has everything from subtle shades of light gray all the way to a dense surface; created from a powdery spray application on a grid fan. In his dedication on the sheet Heinz Mack references one of his most famous projects, the "Sahara-Projekt", which he conceived in 1958 and partly realized in 1968/69: "it is no coincidence that a Fata Morgana appears in the desert".
852
Heinz Mack
Fata Morgana, 1968.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,060
Sold:
€ 36,250 / $ 42.412

(incl. 25% surcharge)