Sale: 513 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 86

 

86
Bernard Schultze
Walpurgis-Tag (2-teilig), 1989.
Oil (Grisaille) on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 65,000 / $ 75.400

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Walpurgis-Tag (2-teilig). 1989.
Oil (Grisaille) on canvas.
Diederich/Herrmann 89/59. Signed and dated in lower right. Verso once more signed, dated and titled. 260 x 400 cm (102.3 x 157.4 in).

• One of the few black and white paintings by the artist.
• The story of the "Walpurga" is translated into an abstract design language and spatial structures.
• Impressive large-format diptych.
• An important representative of informal painting.
• Schultze's works are represented in renowned collections, such as the Tate Modern, London, the Museum Folkwang, Essen, or the Museum Ludwig, Cologne
.

We are grateful to Dr. Barbara Herrmann, Cologne, for her kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Collection Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a. M. (acquired directly from the artist).

EXHIBITION: Bernard Schultze. Das große Format, Museum Ludwig, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne, November 12, 1994 - January 15, 1995 I Galleria Communale di Arte Moderna, Bologna, January 27 - February 28, 1995 I Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, until September 24, 1995 I Kunsthalle Centrum 't Elzenveld, Antwerp, November 23, 1995 - January 14, 1996. Bernard Schultze, Deutsche Bank, Unter Sachsenhausen, Cologne, May 4 - July 5, 2004.Tanz der Migofs. Bernard Schultze 1915-2005, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, May 8 - July 3, 2005. Bernard Schultze – Gegenwelten, MMK Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, October 19, 2012 - November 20, 2013.

LITERATURE: Evelyn Weiss/Stephan Diederich/Rainer BuddeBernard, Bernard Schultze. Das große Format, ex. cat., Museum Ludwig et al, Munich, 1994, ex. cat. with full-page illu. on p. 40. Gerhard Leistner (editior), Tanz der Migofs. Bernard Schultze. Werke aus der Sammlung Rugo und dem Atelier des Künstlers, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2005, pp. 17, 26, with color illu. on pp. 20, 41. Eva Müller-Remmert/Walter Smerling (editior), Bernard Schultze – Gegenwelten, Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Cologne, 2012, p. 146, with color illu, pp. 84-85. Tobias Kaufhold/Wim Cox (Fotos), Konstruktiver Dialog. Die Sammlung der deutschen Bank in Köln, in: KUNSTzeit, 1/2001, with color illu. on p. 25. Exhibition leaflet "Bernard Schultze. Gegenwelten", MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, 2012/13, with color illu. 9.
"It is the dubiety of things that keep me from representational painting." (Bernard Schultze, Paris 1996)




86
Bernard Schultze
Walpurgis-Tag (2-teilig), 1989.
Oil (Grisaille) on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 65,000 / $ 75.400

(incl. 25% surcharge)