Sale: 513 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 36

 
36
Otto Piene
Blue Vortex, 1966/ 1974.
Mixed media. Oil, traces of fire and smoke on c...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,000
Sold:
€ 187,500 / $ 225.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
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).

36
Otto Piene
Blue Vortex, 1966/ 1974.
Mixed media. Oil, traces of fire and smoke on c...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,000
Sold:
€ 187,500 / $ 225.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)