Sale: 489 / Evening Sale, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 103

 
103
Günther Uecker
Ohne Titel, 1960.
Estimate:
€ 180,000 / $ 203,400
Sold:
€ 212,500 / $ 240.124

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Ohne Titel. 1960.
Nails and white paint on nettle over burlap.
Honisch 199 (illu. rotated by 180°). Verso signed and dated. 35.7 x 37 x 4 cm (14 x 14.5 x 1.5 in).

- One of the first nail fields from the artist's ZERO days.
- From the transition period between the strictly geometrically organized "Raster" (Grids) and "Strukturen" (Structures) pictures to the moved nail fields
.
This work is registered in the Uecker Archive with the number GU.60.014 and has been earmarked for inclusion into the forthcoming catalog raisonné.

PROVENANCE: Collection Olaf Jacobsen, Düsseldorf (acquired directly from the artist - 2018).

"In the beginning I used strictly organized rhythms, mathematical series, that later dissolve in a free rhythm. What I became subsequently occupied with was to attain an integration of light, which would set these white structures into motion through alternating light incident and which I intended to be perceived as a fre and artioculate light space. I decided in favotr of a white zone as the utter degree of coloring, as apex of light, as triumph over the dark."
Günther Uecker, 1968, quote after: Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, p. 14.

103
Günther Uecker
Ohne Titel, 1960.
Estimate:
€ 180,000 / $ 203,400
Sold:
€ 212,500 / $ 240.124

(incl. 25% surcharge)