Sale: 529 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 173

 

173
Otto Piene
Surprise, 1980.
Mixed media. Oil, fire and smoke on paper, laid...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,800
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 23.400

(incl. surcharge)
Surprise. 1980.
Mixed media. Oil, fire and smoke on paper, laid on board.
Signed, dated and titled in upper left. 99.8 x 64.8 cm (39.2 x 25.5 in), the full sheet.
[AM].
• Work with rich contrast and a captivating dynamic.
• The artist extensively uses fire as an unpredictable means of creation in this work.
• Works of the "ZERO" artist are part of many international collections like the Sprengel Museum, Hanover, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Hesse.

LITERATURE: Lempertz, Cologne, auction 1042, November 29, 2014, lot 599.
"Light intrigues us, the fires inrigue us, airstreams, the unlimited options to design a better and brighter world.“ (Otto Piene)




173
Otto Piene
Surprise, 1980.
Mixed media. Oil, fire and smoke on paper, laid...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,800
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 23.400

(incl. surcharge)