Sale: 437 / Post War I, Dec. 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 866

 
866
Rupprecht Geiger
737/81, 1981.
Acrylic on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 70,200
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 80.437

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
737/81. 1981.
Acrylic on canvas.
Dornacher/Geiger 703. Signed, titled and inscribed on the stretcher. 190 x 217 cm (74.8 x 85.4 in).
[JS].

PROVENANCE: Galerie Kröner, Breisach (from the artist's studio).
Private collection Munich (acquired from aforementioned in 1982).

EXHIBITION: Aspekte der heutigen Malerei, Galerie Kröner, Breisach 1982.

Essay
Geiger, who mainly used a paint sprayer in order to attain an even color application in his works made between 1965 and the1990s, also created intensive color spaces characterized by a subtle modulation in the early 1980s. The intense orange-red in this work spreads out in vibrating nuances on the large-size canvas, so that neither the observer nor the surrounding space can elude from the optical surge of the color. Geiger's color-energy fields submerge the surrounding white architecture into a color shimmer and thus liberate the painting from the constraints of two-dimensionality.
866
Rupprecht Geiger
737/81, 1981.
Acrylic on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 70,200
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 80.437

(incl. 25% surcharge)