DIN XVI B1-B4 (4-teilig). 1995. Acrylic on panel and square-cut aluminum profiles. One signed and dated on verso. Each titled, inscribed and with serial number from "B 1" to "B 4" on a label on verso. Unique object. Each 27 x 20 x 8 cm (10.6 x 7.8 x 3.1 in). G
• Powerful composition educed from the primary colors red, yellow, blue and the non-color white. • The three-dimensional image carrier makes for a special spatial presence. • Multi-partiality makes the serial conception of Knoebel's work perceptible. • The exhibition "Farb/Raum/Körper" (Collection Goetz, 2017) showed Knoebel's creation in context of other prominent abstract positions. • Imi Knoebel's works are part of many renowned collections, among them the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, the K20/K21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen and the Albertina, Vienna.
PROVENANCE: Private colletion Austria (acquired from the artist).
"I thought: everything has been done already [..] Yves Klein has painted his canvas blue, Lucio Fontana has cut slashes into his. What’s left? If you want to do something, to stay alive, you have to think of something at least as radical." Imi Knoebel in an interview with The Guardian, July 15, 2015, quote from: www.theguardian.com