Sale: 470 / Post War I, June 09. 2018 in Munich Lot 901

 

901
François Morellet
5 trames de grillage 0° 18° 36° 54° 72°, 1971.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 28,250
Sold:
€ 206,250 / $ 233.062

(incl. 25% surcharge)
5 trames de grillage 0° 18° 36° 54° 72°. 1971.
Mixed media . Iron wire grid over oil on panel.
Verso signed and dated as well as inscribed "36° 54° 72°". 80 x 80 x 3.4 cm (31.4 x 31.4 x 1.3 in).

The work is registered at the Archive Morellet with the number 71117.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland.

"I chose geometry for its neutrality, the system, in order to confine the arbitrariness of my decisions. This was the best way to distance myself from the romantic attitude that ran rampant in the 1950s. Which, however, did not stop me from developing a liking for certain artists of the Ècole de Paris, such as Wols and Fautrier."
François Morellet, quite from: Künstler, Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Munich 1992, p. 14.




901
François Morellet
5 trames de grillage 0° 18° 36° 54° 72°, 1971.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 28,250
Sold:
€ 206,250 / $ 233.062

(incl. 25% surcharge)