Vier Hände, zwei Füße. 1978. Oil on board by Schöllershammer (with blindsatmp), firmy mounted in shadow gap frame. Twice monogrammed in upper margin. Verso signed, dated and twice inscribed "F" in red and in black and white. 51 x 73 cm (20 x 28.7 in). The Arnulf Rainer Archive confirmed the authenticity of this work on basis of photographs.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Klewan, Munich. Private ownership North Rhine-Westphalia.
"The picture, to date stage of bizarre worlds, is overwhelmed, the gassy fiction falls silent. Immersion becomes a metaphor for disintegration, erasure and drowning. The proliferating submarine vegetation is buried, the brush blacks out the pandemonium." Arnulf Rainer, Kunstverein in Hamburg March 27 to April 25, 1971.