Ohne Titel. 1974. Oil on yellow cloth. With the artist's signet of a framed R in pencil in upper left. 100 x 100 cm (39.3 x 39.3 in).
• Penck on his quest for an artistic identity, still with the early pseudonyms M.H. and T.M. • Excellent early example of Penck's unmistakable sign language. • Made in the GDR in clear opposition to the pictorial language of the prevailing Socialist Realism. • Shown at the artist's first big solo show in Bern in 1975.
PROVENANCE: Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich. From the collection of Esther and Klaus Gallwitz (acquired from aforementioned gallery in 1982).
EXHIBITION: A.R. Penck. PENCK MAL TM, Kunsthalle Bern, February 22 to April 6, 1975, cat. no. 52. A.R. Penck, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, November 7, 1975 - December 14, 1975, cat. no. 52. Kunst nach 45 aus Frankfurter Privatbesitz, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Frankfurt am Main, October 7 - November 27, 1983.