Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 444

 
444
Arnulf Rainer
Zentralgestaltung, 1951.
Oil on burlap
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 72,000
Sold:
€ 375,000 / $ 450.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Zentralgestaltung. 1951.
Oil on burlap.
Monogrammed "TRR" in center of right margin. 69 x 54 cm (27.1 x 21.2 in).

• Early work from the important Austrian avant-garde artist.
• A visit of a Tachism exhibition at Galerie Nina Dausset in Paris in 1951 inspired Rainer to examine of the priciples of automatism and blind painting.
• Rainer's drawings form in his mind, he then creates central and vertical lines according to his physical gesture.
• The rhythmic lines suggest short and long, as well as soft gestures
.

We are grateful to the Studio Rainer for the kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Gisela Franz-Osterwald (acquired from the artist).
Private collection (acquired from the above in 2003).

444
Arnulf Rainer
Zentralgestaltung, 1951.
Oil on burlap
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 72,000
Sold:
€ 375,000 / $ 450.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)