Sale: 514 / Evening Sale, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 233

 

233
Emil Schumacher
Räumliche Trennung, 1955.
Oil and sand on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 69,600
Sold:
€ 375,000 / $ 434.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Räumliche Trennung. 1955.
Oil and sand on canvas.
Signed and dated in lower right. Verso signed and dated. Stretcher titled and with a hand-written inscription. 90 x 74 cm (35.4 x 29.1 in). [JS].

• Outstanding early work of seminal significance for Schumacher's entire creation.
• In his monography from 1981 Werner Schmalenbach described "Räumliche Trennung" as a "key picture".
• This is the first work in which Schumacher stages color as matter on the canvas, a discovery of decisive influence for his artistic path.
• Remarkable exhibition history: since it was made "Räumliche Trennung" has been regularly shown in Schumacher exhibitions, among them the grand retrospective in Paris, Hamburg and Munich in 1998
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We are grateful to Dr. Ulrich Schumacher, Emil Schumacher Foundation Hagen, for his expert advice. The work is registered in the archive.

PROVENANCE: Collection Dr. Herbert Rosendahl, Hagen (acquired from the artist around 1959 - until ca. 1989).
Galerie Rieder Munich (around 2000).
Private collection Berlin (since 2002).

EXHIBITION: Deutsche Kunstpreisträger seit 1945, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, 1956, cat. no. 35, with illu.
Schönheit aus der Hand, Schönheit durch die Maschine, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, 1958, cat. no. 61, with illu.
Das frühe Bild - Malerei und Plastik, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1960 (with the label on the stretcher).
Emil Schumacher, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1961, cat. no. 24 (with the label on the stretcher).
Biennale Venice (Premio Cardazzo), 1962.
Emil Schumacher, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, 1962, cat. no. 15 (with the label on the stretcher).
Informel Teil l, Museum Leverkusen/Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, 1973, cat no. 35, with illu.
Emil Schumacher, Kunstverein Braunschweig, 1978, p. 11, with illu.
Grauzonen - Kunst- und Zeitbilder - Farbwelten 1945-1955, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 1983, with illu. on p. 203.
Emil Schumacher: Werke 1936-1984, Kunsthalle Bremen/Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, 1984/85, cat. no. 6, with illu. on p. 63.
ZEN 49. Die ersten zehn Jahre - Orientierungen, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, 1986/87, cat. no. 194, S. 320/321, with illu. (with a shipping label on the stretcher).
Zeitzeichen - Stationen Bildender Kunst in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bonn, Leipzig, Duisburg, 1989/90, cat. no. 156, p. 31 (with a shipping label on the stretcher).
Emil Schumacher. Retrospective, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris / Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg / Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1998.
Emil Schumacher. Werke aus sieben Jahrzehnten, Kunsthalle Emden, Bielefeld 2001.
Norbert Kricke und Emil Schumacher. Positionen in Plastik und Malerei nach 1945, Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, 2014.
Emil Schumacher. Inspiration und Widerstand, MMK Museum Kuppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, 2018, p. 18, with color illu.

LITERATURE: Kunstnachrichten Luzern, 9.J9., issue 11/12, July 1973, with color illu.
Werner Schmalenbach, Emil Schumacher, Cologne 1981, p. 47, with color plate on p. 29.
Ulrich Schumacher, Emil Schumacher: "Räumliche Trennung" 1955, in: Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert, Kalender der Deutschen Bank 1989, July 1989, with color plate.
"The 'key picture' in which he [Schumacher] made this extraordinarily exciting and stimulating discovery was titled Räumliche Trennung [..]. What matters most for art history about this process is that Emil Schumacher's actaul art was based on an experience that can be compared with Yves Klein's color explorations, even though these two artists from two diferent generations would pursue entirely opposite paths: Yves Klein purssued a painting characterized by immateriality and spirituality, while Schumacher's painting is materialty and expressiveness."
Werner Schmalenbach, Emil Schumacher, Cologne 1981, pp. 47-49.




233
Emil Schumacher
Räumliche Trennung, 1955.
Oil and sand on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 69,600
Sold:
€ 375,000 / $ 434.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)