Studie (Zyklus Haarmann). 1971. Wash Pen and ink drawing. Lower right signed and dated. On wove paper. 43 x 60.5 cm (16.9 x 23.8 in) , size of sheet. Our wash pen and ink drawing must be regarded in connection with the graphic cycle "Haarmann II" which Alfred Hrdlicka made six years after "Haarman I" by commission of the Galerie Rosenbach in Hanover. He examined the story of the mass murderer Friedrich Haarmann (1879-1925) in several sculptures, drawings and writings, among them the so-called "Haarmann-Fries" today in possession of the Sprengel Museum in Hanover. [EH].
We are grateful to the Alfred Hrdlicka-Archiev/The Estate of Alfred Hrdlicka, Vienna, for the kind support in cataloging this lot.