Sale: 513 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 98

 
98
A. R. Penck (d.i. Ralf Winkler)
Die Wurzeln des Kalten Krieges, 1980.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,400
Sold:
€ 57,500 / $ 70.150

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Die Wurzeln des Kalten Krieges. 1980.
Oil on canvas.
Stretcher with hand-written title. 70 x 100 cm (27.5 x 39.3 in). [SM].

• "Die Wurzeln des Kalten Krieges" (The Roots of the Cold War) was painted the year A. R. Penck fled the GDR.
• The vigorous brushwork goes hand in hand with the pressing movement of the forms from left to right, expressively staged in a visually impressive manner.
• The tensions between East and West, between the most important spheres of power on Earth after the Second World War, become evident in this picture
.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Werner, Cologne (with a label on the stretcher).
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich.
Collection Haniel, Duisburg (since 1984, acquired directly from the aforementioned).

LITERATURE: Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH, Die Sammlung Haniel, Ernst Wasmuth Verlag,
Tübingen, Berlin 2010, with color illu. on pp. 211 and 224.

98
A. R. Penck (d.i. Ralf Winkler)
Die Wurzeln des Kalten Krieges, 1980.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,400
Sold:
€ 57,500 / $ 70.150

(incl. 25% surcharge)