Sale: 524 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 8

 

8
Arnulf Rainer
Horizontalgestaltung, 1951.
Oil over graphite on primed paper
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 40,000
Sold:
€ 168,750 / $ 168.750

(incl. surcharge)
Horizontalgestaltung. 1951.
Oil over graphite on primed paper.
Monogrammed "TRA" and dated in bottom right. 30 x 62.5 cm (11.8 x 24.6 in), the full sheet.
With fragments of a larger composition in oil onf gray-primed paper on the reverse. [JS].
• Particularly rare and early work from the work series of the 'Zentralgestaltungen' (Central Compositions), in which Rainer examines the principles of automatism and blind painting.
• To date only two similar works in oil have been offered on the auction market (sourcee: artprice).
• In this work the artist applied the paint with blind-folded eyes while the composition forms in his mind.
• The result is a network of rhythmical lines showing short and quick, as well as longer and softer movements from the process of creation
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We are grateful to the Studio Rainer for the kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Saxony-Anhalt.




8
Arnulf Rainer
Horizontalgestaltung, 1951.
Oil over graphite on primed paper
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 40,000
Sold:
€ 168,750 / $ 168.750

(incl. surcharge)