Sale: 525 / Evening Sale, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 240

 

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Heinz Mack
Silberfächer (Lichtblume), 1967.
Aluminum net on aluminum panel on wood, mounted...
Estimate:
€ 100,000 - 150,000

 
$ 116,000 - 174,000

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Silberfächer (Lichtblume). 1967.
Aluminum net on aluminum panel on wood, mounted in object box.
Bottom right signed and dated. Once more signed, dated, titled and inscribed with a direction arrow on the reverse. 133 x 102.5 x 7 cm (52.3 x 40.3 x 2.7 in).

• The 'Silberfächer (Lichtblume)' makes light instead of paint the medium.
• Made the same year as the wing work "Gruss an Yves Klein" (Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf).
• Hi sworks are in many international museums like the Museum of Modern Art in New York or the London Tate Gallery
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With a certificate issued by the Atelier Mack, Mönchengladbach, in November 2021.

PROVENANCE: Collection B.Niehus
Private collection Berlin (inherited from the above).

Called up: December 10, 2021 - ca. 18.50 h +/- 20 min.

Together with Otto Piene, Mack founded the avant-gard artist group "ZERO" in 1957, a group that his name has been inextricably linked ever since. Instead of "classic compositions", it confronts the observer with completely new and provocative aspects: light, movement, space, time, dynamics, vibration and serial structures come to the fore. In the years that followed, ZERO became one of the most important international post-war art movements. In 1964, Heinz Mack, together with Otto Piene and Günther Uecker, exhibited the famous "Licht-Raum“ (Light Room) at Documenta 3 in Kassel, which today is in the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf. With structured metal surfaces or metal grids, Mack found the materials that best corresponded to his idea of light motion. With the use of aluminum honeycomb panels, Heinz Mack integrated a completely new material into his art. This material was initially used for technical purposes only, among others, for stabilization and reinforcement in aerospace technology. Heinz Mack completely appropriates the material for his artistic process, both in terms of conception and execution, which is all about the changeability of appearance through light. With the help of light, he transforms any stability and strength of the material into lightness and lightheartedness. This material was also used in his Sahara project, which he partially realized in the Tunisian desert in 1968 – undoubtedly one of the most important projects in his oeuvre. With the help of both intense sunlight and a magical moonlight, Mack created a supernatural lighting effect and transformed the pristine landscape into an artificial and futuristic light-kinetic space.
In our silver fan Mack put the honeycomb-structured grid into the shape of a wing by compressing the structure at the bottom and pulling it apart at the top. At the same time, this wing retains its net-like character, because the light can penetrate it and is reflected by the aluminum plate underneath. The light is caught in this structure with several levels of reflection. The resulting effect changes depending on the properties of the light – cold, warm, moving, static. We are guided to the flexibility of the ever changing perception, because Heinz Mack connects the diverse light reflections with the both filigree and yet absolutely stable structure.
In this work he makes light the element of composition. The material properties of the aluminum grid are fundamentally changed and almost dissolved by the incident light. The light transforms the by itself hard, sharp and cool material into a warm and emotional one, thus creating a new reality. Heinz Mack restores the original function of light: the prerequisite of all existence. [EH]



240
Heinz Mack
Silberfächer (Lichtblume), 1967.
Aluminum net on aluminum panel on wood, mounted...
Estimate:
€ 100,000 - 150,000

 
$ 116,000 - 174,000

+

 

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