Kopf in Kopf. 1965. Watercolor, gouache and chalks over pencil. Upper right signed and barely legibly dated. On brownish Richard de Bas laid paper (with the watermark). 39.3 x 28.5 cm (15.4 x 11.2 in), the full sheet. [CH].
• Early example of the characteristic, reduced "Head" figure which Horst Antes conceived as a development of the "Kopffüßler" (Head Footer) from the early 1960s. • An expression of the artist's unmistakable pictorial language. • Up until today the artist uses the oversized heads to address the intellectual potential of man. • The "Heads" and the "Head Footers" are among the artist's most sought-after motifs. • Privately-owned for more than 20 years.
Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by the office of Prof. Horst Antes, Karlsruhe, from May 3, 2021.
PROVENANCE: Lefebre Galleries, New York. Private collection Baden-Württemberg (since 2000, Kunsthallen, Copenhagen, May 17, 2000, lot 8).