Sale: 500 / Evening Sale, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 255

 
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André Butzer
Frau, 2002.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 59,500
Sold:
€ 118,750 / $ 141.312

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Frau. 2002.
Oil on canvas.
Signed in lower right, signed, dated and titled on verso of the canvas. 250 x 200 cm (98.4 x 78.7 in). [CH].

• André Butzer's large figurative and comic-like droll paintings are his most sought-after works.
• In 2008 part of the exhibition "Bad Painting - good art" at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna.
• Works by the artist are in possession of, among others, the collections of Charles Saatchi, Ingvild Goetz/Collection Goetz, Munich or the Rubell Museum in Miami
• Characteristic work in bright and pastose colors.
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PROVENANCE: Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (verso with the gallery label).
Privat collection Switzerland (acquired from aforementioned in 2003).

EXHIBITION: Chips und Pepsi und Medizin. André Butzer, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, March 21 - May 3, 2003, p. 22 (with color illu.).
Bad Painting - good art, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, June 6 - October 12, 2008, p. 37 (with color illu.).

LITERATURE: Christian Malycha, Sein und Bild. André Butzer 1994-2014, Bielefeld 2017, p. 141 (with illu.)
André Butzer, Förg, in: Hans Werner Holzwarth (editor), Günther Förg. Werke in der Sammlung Friedrichs, Berlin 2019, p. 83.
"To me it is [..] about people understanding that the pictures are abstract, no matter what is in them." André Butzer 2019 in an interview with Larissa Kikol, Kunstforum International

255
André Butzer
Frau, 2002.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 59,500
Sold:
€ 118,750 / $ 141.312

(incl. 25% surcharge)