Sale: 495 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 242

 
242
Otto Piene
Dark Love, 1975/1986.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,000
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 41.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Dark Love. 1975 /1986 /87.
Oil , pigment and traces of fire and smoke on canvas.
Verso signed, dated "75/86/87" and titled. 100 x 100 cm (39.3 x 39.3 in).

• Striking material presence
• Bright color contrasts
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland.

EXHIBITION: Galerie Neher, Essen (verso of the stretcher with a label).

"Images of the sun became emulations of the sun, a fire dance on the retina and a choreography of fire on canvas. I ignited the solvents that elsewise would have dried to an existence of cozy contemplation, and within seconds I created images on the line between destruction and survival – the "Feuerblumen“ (Fire Flowers). To me they are a liberation from the rules of optical utility and geometry and a turn to organic forms that emerged from the melting process." (Otto Piene)

242
Otto Piene
Dark Love, 1975/1986.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,000
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 41.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)