Sale: 524 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 101

 

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Norbert Bisky
Das sollte man regeln, 2002.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 35,000 / $ 39,550
Sold:
€ 100,000 / $ 112.999

(incl. surcharge)
Das sollte man regeln. 2002.
Oil on canvas.
Twice with the artist's signet on the reverse, as well as dated and titled. 140 x 200 cm (55.1 x 78.7 in).
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• Bisky is considered the most important contemporary artists of figurative painting.
• Works by Norbert Bisky are in many important international museums of modern and contemporary art, among them the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne
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PROVENANCE: Galerie Terminus, Munich.
Private collection Bavaria (acuired from the above in 2002).

EXHIBITION: Norbert Bisky. Die Heimat ist weit, Galerie Terminus, Munich, April 9 - May 11, 2002.

"I have the feeling that I grew up in a cult that's suddenly befallen by the outside world, where reality and a big mess happens and it becomes obvious that most of what is preached here is bullshit.“
Norbert Bisky in an interview with BILD on November 6, 2019



The pictorial worlds of Norbert Bisky‘s early works are primarily determined by the tension between an harmonious, calm painting and the sinister, often violent subjects. Pastel tones convey an alleged sense of well-being even in extremely brutal scenes. The images are played by idealized, athletic, agile young people left alone in a vast, wild and beautiful nature. The idealized landscapes are disturbed by the paintings‘ protagonists. The two blond teenagers may stand close together, but they are still alone. They aim at the observer who is an intruder into their world, just as they invaded nature.
Bisky creates a scene of a compelling climax. As the painting manner is reminiscent of film posters, the artist implies even more. We start to picture the events that led up to this scene, and what will happen next. Inevitably, the continuation of the story of the two blond boys in tracksuits is set in motion, thus the images develop their own narrative of a lost innocence, which we can‘t get out of our mind.
Norbert Bisky's beautiful worlds are reminiscent of a mixture of David Hockney, Edward Hopper or Georgia O'Keeffe. The distant calm is reversed and creates a smooth surface underneath which it simmers. [EH]



101
Norbert Bisky
Das sollte man regeln, 2002.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 35,000 / $ 39,550
Sold:
€ 100,000 / $ 112.999

(incl. surcharge)