Steel, with silve bronze, loosely mounted on ba...
€ 40,000 / $ 46,400
€ 58,750 / $ 68.150 (incl. 25% surcharge)
Raumknoten. 1955/56. Steel, with silve bronze, loosely mounted on basalt base. Unique object. Ca. 50 x 40 x 40 cm (19.6 x 15.7 x 15.7 in). Base: 10,5 x 7 x 7 cm (4,1 x 2,7 x 2,7 in).
• Marvelous early example of Kricke's masterly dynamization of the form. • Kricke's filigree creation of twirly wire bundles expores the space like a three-dimensional drawing. • Norbert Kricke is a protagonist of informal sculpting. • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, showed the artist's first solo show in the USA as early as in 1961.
We are grateful to Sabine Kricke-Güse, Berlin, for her kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Hans Strelow, Düsseldorf. Private collection Rhineland (acquired from aforementioned in 2008, evers since family-owned).
"Seizing space with forms of motion, transforming and compacting it, then releasing it again; and leaving these forms of motion and space (transferred space) behind as something visible; that's what I do when I sculpt." Norbert Kricke, 1961, quote from: Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, p. 14.