Sale: 500 / Evening Sale, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 276

Günther Uecker
Feld, 1997.
Nails and white paint, on canvas and on wood
€ 300,000 - 400,000

$ 342,000 - 456,000

Lot description
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 a pictorial 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.

Called up: July 17, 2020 - ca. 19.13 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Günther Uecker "Feld"
This lot can be purchased subject to differential or regular taxation.

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
The buyer's premium contains VAT, however, it is not shown.

Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 25 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 25%, for the share above € 500.000: 20% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

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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.