Ohne Titel (Raumplastik). 1962. stainless steel on a white wooden board. Verso monogrammed and dated. Unique object. 20 x 21 x 7 cm (7.8 x 8.2 x 2.7 in). Wooden board: 23,5 x 23,5 x 2,5 cm (9,3 x 9,3 x 0,9 in).
• Unique object. • Kricke's art lives on the line, which eventually became his trademark. • One year before this sculpture was made Kricke had his first solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1961).
The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné compiled by Dr. Sabine Kricke-Güse, Berlin.
PROVENANCE: Collection Marianne Hennemann, Bonn. Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.
EXHIBITION: On permanent loan at Kunstmuseum Bonn (until 2011).
LITERATURE: Kunst in Hannover. Die Künstler der Galerie Querschnitt II, Hannover 1969, B 6. Line: form of motion, motion: form of time, never a limitation of space, never as contour of bodies - always a spatial phenomenon, as openness. Norbert Kricke, quote after: Stephan Wiese and Sabine Kricke-Güse, ex. cat. Norbert Kricke. Plastiken und Zeichnungen. Eine Retrospektive, Düsseldorf 2007, p. 12