Sale: 500 / Evening Sale, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 200

 
200
Thomas Schütte
Blumen I-V (Fucking Flowers), 1996.
Watercolor and color pen drawings
Estimate:
€ 70,000 - 90,000

 
$ 79,800 - 102,600

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Lot description
Blumen I-V (Fucking Flowers). 1996.
Watercolor and color pen drawings.
Each numbered in Roman in order of the making, verso signed and dated "Blumen IV" and dated "19.5.96" in the image. Each on firm wove paper by Whatman (each with the watermark). Each 77.5 x 56 cm (30.5 x 22 in), size of sheet. [CH].

• Five consecutive works "Blumen I-V" from the work series "Fucking Flowers" (1996)
• The largest works within the series
• For the first time on the auction market (part of a Swiss private collection since it was made)
• Works by the artist are in collections like the Bundeskunstsammlung in Berlin, Judith Rothschild Foundation, Philadelphia, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the ARC Musée d’Art Moderne and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and the Dia Art Foundation in New York
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These works are documented on the artist's website on www.thomas-schuette.com under the work series mentioned here.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Erika and Otto Friedrich, Bern (with loose gallery labels).
Private collection Switzerland (acquired from aforementioned).

EXHIBITION: Blumen mit Luise, Galerie Erika and Otto Friedrich, Bern, September 3 -October 19, 1996 (with accompanying booklet).

LITERATURE: Dieter Schwarz, Thomas Schütte - Modelle und Blumen. Eine subtile Position in der deutschen Gegenwartskunst, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, November 14/15, 1998, p. 66 (with black-and-white illu.).
"Painting flowers - you have to have done that! It is such a joy! It is above all a pleasure to be alone with it, it is like a guitar solo. [..] You can still say a lot in a roundabout way through painting flowers. " Thomas Schütte, 2006, quote from: www.snoeck.de.

Called up: July 17, 2020 - ca. 17.00 h +/- 20 min.

200
Thomas Schütte
Blumen I-V (Fucking Flowers), 1996.
Watercolor and color pen drawings
Estimate:
€ 70,000 - 90,000

 
$ 79,800 - 102,600

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Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Thomas Schütte "Blumen I-V (Fucking Flowers)"
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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.