In zwei Räumen. 1951. Oil on paper, on panel. Lohberg 1127. Signed and dated in lower left. 50.2 x 70.2 cm (19.7 x 27.6 in), the full sheet. [CH].
• Singular, two-part composition from his early informal creative period. • Documenta artist from the very beginning: Winter participated in documenta 1 (1955) in 1955, and also in documenta II (1959) and III (1964). • Further works from the early 1950s are in possession of, among others, the Städel Museum, Frankfurt / Main, the Kunsthalle Hamburg and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne. • In the juxtaposition of a light and a dark half connected by lines and shapes, Winter's work is reminiscent of the opposing yet complementary forces of yin and yang from Chinese philosophy.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Marbach, Bern (with a gallery label on the reverse). Collection Olaf Hudtwalcker, Barcelona. Private collection Southern Germany.
LITERATURE: Galerie Marbach (editor), Fritz Winter. Werke 1949 bis 1956, Bern 1968, cat. no. 291 (with black-and-white illu.).