Mixed media. Oil, traces of fire and smoke on c...
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Blue Vortex. 1966-1974. Mixed media. Oil, traces of fire and smoke on canvas. Verso signed, dated and titled. 102 x 76 cm (40.1 x 29.9 in). [SM].
• With his first smoke pictures and drawings, Otto Piene expressed his fascination for the element fire in 1959. • There is no other oeuvre in which fire plays such an important role as it is the case for Piene, it even gains an iconographic status. • For Piene, color is used as a matter with which he transforms sensations and ideal values. • A typical, excellently balanced fire picture from the early ZERO period.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Schoeller, Düsseldorf. Collection Haniel, Duisburg (acquired from aforementioned in 2008).