Feld. 1997. Nails and white paint, on canvas and on wood. Verso signed, dated, titled, with a direction arrow and a dedication. 105 x 75 x 15 cm (41.3 x 29.5 x 5.9 in). With a drawing of a mounting instruction by Günther Uecker, pencil on paper, signed, 43 x 23 cm, size of sheet. [SM]. • From Uecker's acclaimed key work groups of the "Nail Fields" • Large power field with an expressive effect • Particularly dense and highly dynamic nail arrangement.
The work is registered at the Uecker Archive with the number GU.97.067 and will be included into the catalog raisonné.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Hesse (directly from the artist).
"If you have the opportunity to see him [Uecker] work, just like I had, you get the impression that he places the nails on the field almost blind and in a swift and continuous action, that he sees the result as a whole only after completion or when exhaustion forces him to. [..] In terms of spontaneity, most of his large nail fields can be considered a continuation of Action Painting - just with different means, even though in Uecker's art the action does not explain the picture but the picture explains the action." Dieter Honisch, in: Günther Uecker. Zwanzig Kapitel, 2005, p. 60.