Sale: 529 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 238

 

238
Günther Uecker
Nagelkreuz Hell, 2017.
Bronze with white patina
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,800
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 49.400

(incl. surcharge)
Nagelkreuz Hell. 2017.
Bronze with white patina.
With the artist's name, date and number as well as with the foundry mark. From an edition of 35 copies. 44 x 40 x 11 cm (17.3 x 15.7 x 4.3 in).
Cast by art foundry Schmäke, Düsseldorf and released by Geuer & Geuer, Düsseldorf, in cooperation with the tabloid newspaper BILD.
• Of unique character owing to the individual patination.
• Inpressive version of the key motif of Christianity.
• In his art Günter Uecker uses elementary aspects of human sensation
.

On occasion of the birthday of the newspaper BILD, Uecker once again created an edition in bronze. Inspired by the 500th anniversary of Luther posting his 95 theses, a cross entwined with cloth and nails makes for the the sculpture's corpus. In his work Uecker is intensively occupied with the theme "Verletzung" (violation/injury). The way he drives the nails into the wood or treats it with an ax represents the "Verletzung and calls reminiscence of the crucifixion of Christ. Owing to this context and the aesthetics, the work evokes associations of pain. To Uecker nailing is a dialog that unites both aspects: the injury, wounding, and the aspect of healing, as the nails form an armor that protects the inside from the outside. They document an intrinsic ambiguousness that is crucial for the comprehension of Uecker's oeuvre. [EH]



238
Günther Uecker
Nagelkreuz Hell, 2017.
Bronze with white patina
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,800
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 49.400

(incl. surcharge)