Sale: 470 / Post War I, June 09. 2018 in Munich Lot 896

 
896
Otto Piene
Too dark (Feuergouache), 1977.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 15,400
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 24.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Too dark (Feuergouache). 1977.
Mixed media . Gouache, pigment and traces of fire on cardboard, firmly laid on backing board along the upper edge.
Signed, dated and titled "Too Dark" in lower left. 67.8 x 47.7 cm (26.6 x 18.7 in) , the full sheet. [JS].

PROVENANCE: Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach.
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from aforementioned around 2000).

"I approach the dark, x-raying it, making it transparent and less terrifying, it becomes a power volume animated by breath, just like my body, and I add fire to let it fly."
Otto Piene, 1961, quote from: Künstler, Kritische Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, p. 14.

896
Otto Piene
Too dark (Feuergouache), 1977.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 15,400
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 24.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)