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).
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.