Sale: 437 / Post War I, Dec. 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 818

 
818
Adolf Luther
Ohne Titel, 1967.
Object
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,100
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 19.950

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Ohne Titel. 1967.
Object. 25 squared concave mirrors, slanted in corners, mounted on mirror surface. In object box.
Signed and dated on rear of frame. 41 x 41 x 8 cm (16.1 x 16.1 x 3.1 in). [SM].

EXHIBITION: Atmosfera Zero - Great Expectations, Cortesi Gallery, London, 15 May - 18 July 15, ex. cat. p. 9.

Essay
All "Hohlspiegelobjekte", a term conceived by the artist himself, are characterized by a strict serial arrangement of identical elements. Luther's object's follow the mere purpose of being instruments of a new perception of light. They have a multidimensional effect, as, on the one hand, the mirrors reflect the space around them and, on the other, add optical dynamic. In some cases the sensory confusion plays a role in the work's reception, because the concave mirror objects do not only multiply their surroundings and twist and turn the perspective, moreover, the observer's change of perspective conveys a complex visual experience that results in ever new unusual moments of perception.
818
Adolf Luther
Ohne Titel, 1967.
Object
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,100
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 19.950

(incl. 25% surcharge)