Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 562

 
562
Neo Rauch
Selbstbildnis, 1987.
Oil on fibreboard
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 82.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Selbstbildnis. 1987.
Oil on fibreboard.
Lower right signed and dated. 80 x 60 cm (31.4 x 23.6 in). [CH].

• Impasto self-portrait from the artist's days at the Leipzig art school where he was master student of Bernhard Heisig as of 1986.
• The group show "Junge Künstler im Bezirk Leipzig" marked the beginning of his exhibition history in 1986.
• Neo Rauch describes his early creative period as his "first sort of succssful self-circumnavigation" (interview with Andreas Höll, September 25, 2020, MDR Kultur).
• Works by artists are in many renowned international collections, among them the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, and the Stedelijk Museums, Amsterdam
.

PROVENANCE: Galerie am Thomaskirchhof, Leipzig.
Private collection Bavaria (acquired from above in 1989).
Private collection (acquired from above in 2006).

LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 306th auction, Modern Art and Post War, December 5, 2006, lot 361 (with color illu.).
"[.] I myself was a heavy epigone several times, God knows. I had a Werner Libuda period, was quite close to Heisig and Bacon, I also tried to walk alongside the early Baselitz. An essential part of the early years of a painter is to slip into other people's work gloves. I just wanted to try everything. "
Neo Rauch in an interview with the MDR magazine "Figaro", October 13, 2005

562
Neo Rauch
Selbstbildnis, 1987.
Oil on fibreboard
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 82.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)