Sale: 524 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 19

 

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Fritz Winter
Weiß zwischen Rot und Blau, 1969.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 52,000
Sold:
€ 56,250 / $ 58.500

(incl. surcharge)
Weiß zwischen Rot und Blau. 1969.
Oil on canvas.
Lohberg 2703. Bottom right signed and dated. Signed, dated and titled on the reverse. 130 x 97 cm (51.1 x 38.1 in).

• Privately-owned for more than 40 years.
• Ever since Winter participated in documenta I (1955), he has been one of the leading representatives of German Informalism and post-war abstraction.
• Before this work offered here was made, Winter had already participated in documenta 1 (1955), documenta II (1959) and III (1964)
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Kassel.
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from the above in 1980).



Fritz Winter is one of the most important artists of abstract German art after 1945. At the first documenta in 1955, his importance as protagonist of abstraction before and after the war was recognized. Through his professorship at the Werkakademie in Kassel (1955–1970), he had great influence on the following generations and was able to pass on the tools that he himself received from teachers like Paul Klee at the Bauhaus. His compositions from the 1960s are increasingly dominated by the surface. The stencil schemes that now emerge also show that Fritz Winter was definitely moving away from the purely painterly approach of the 1950s and that he started to integrate new approaches. In this work complex of stencil pictures, the clearly outlined forms interlock to form ribbons and color fields. Fine, clearly defined angles and corners dissolve the elongated color bands in our painting. A vertical, fine, white line, created by masking the layers of color underneath, cuts through the composition at a central point. The application of the blue is the last step with which Fritz Winter completes the composition and creates the shapes of the ribbons. [EH]



19
Fritz Winter
Weiß zwischen Rot und Blau, 1969.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 52,000
Sold:
€ 56,250 / $ 58.500

(incl. surcharge)