Sale: 437 / Post War I, Dec. 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 880

 
880
Otto Piene
Run, 1974.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 26.325

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Run. 1974.
Gouache, traces of soot and fire on cardboard.
Signed, dated and titled. 112 x 71 cm (44 x 27.9 in), the full sheet.
[CB].

PROVENANCE: Private collection Hesse (acquired from the artist's widow).

Essay
Otto Piene's artistic path is characterized by artworks in which fire plays a key role in the process of creation. Through experimenting with the element on various levels, the artist attained an increasingly poised handling and produced a wide range of unique structures. In this process intention and coincidence, but also the material's independence enter in a balanced synthesis.
880
Otto Piene
Run, 1974.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 26.325

(incl. 25% surcharge)