Sale: 503 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 60

Fritz Winter
Rot und Blau II, 1962.
Oil on canvas
€ 35,000 - 45,000

$ 39,900 - 51,300

Lot description
Rot und Blau II. 1962.
Oil on canvas.
Lohberg 2445. Verso of the stretcher with inscription "Rot und Blau 63". 80.5 x 91 cm (31.6 x 35.8 in).

• Up until ten years ago part of the estate
• Typical Winter composition in light, summery colors

PROVENANCE: Estate Fritz Winter (until 2010).
Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Witrach/ Bern (until 2013
Private collection Baden-Württemberg (since 2013).

EXHIBITION: Abstrakte Malerei als Weltsprache. Europäische Kunstakademie Trier, December 3, 2000 - January 14, 2001 (with the label on the stretcher).

Called up: July 17, 2020 - ca. 13.59 h +/- 20 min.

In the 1960s Winter preferred a painting style that sought to express the tension of a dualism between two dominant colors. His color fields are homogeneous, they correspond with neighboring zones through sprawling boundaries. In this context Lohberg mentions the analog design features in the art of Ernst Wilhelm Nay and Serge Poliakoff. Winter, however, did not abandon the composition scheme he had attained. His colors act on various levels. Tangency only seemingly happens. In "Rot und Blau II" it is the differentiate cold blue-red tones that enter into a fascinating dialog with an ocean of warm shades of yellow and a cool white. Yet a contemplative calmness can also be observed. Nuances are broken, they do not have immediate impact on the observer. The canon of colors is balanced. Winter's holistic approach to the composition provides the balance between the dialog of two colors on the one hand and the integration into a total harmony on the other. [SM]

Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Fritz Winter "Rot und Blau II"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Regular taxation:
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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 2.4% including statutory sales tax.