Bandwerk schwarz-rot. 1965/66. Tempera and black India ink. Wöbkemeier 460. Twice signed and dated in right below the image. Verso signed, dated and titled. On smooth creme board. 65 x 50 cm (25.5 x 19.6 in), size of sheet. In 1966/67 Walter Dexel was once more occupied with this very composition, which led to the painting "Bandwerk Schwarz mit Rot" (Wöbkemeier 473, oil on canvas). [CH]. • From the artist's estate. • In 1974 part of the comprehensive exhibition at Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover. • After he had been defamed by the Nazis in the 1930s and a thirteen year long occupation ban, Dexel had his artistic comeback not before the 1960s. • His urge to create art soon won over his theoretic research efforts on the history of the form.
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. Private collection Lower Saxony.
EXHIBITION: Walter Dexel, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, January 25 – March 3, 1974, cat. no. 177, p. 111. Walter Dexel, Galerie Rolf Ohse (exhibited at the house of Ewald Brune), Bremen, November 29 – December 27, 1974, cat. no. 11 (no p.). Walter Dexel. Bilder, Aquarelle, Collagen, Fritz-Winter-Haus, Ahlen, May 31 – June 30, 1980 (extended until late August 1980), cat. no. 61 (verso with an exhibition label, inscribed by hand and in typography).