Sale: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2022 in Munich Lot 156

 

156
Markus Lüpertz
Der Sonne entgegen, 1983.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 14,100
Sold:
€ 23,750 / $ 22,325

(incl. surcharge)
Der Sonne entgegen. 1983.
Oil on canvas.
Verso monogammed and titled. Stretcher titled by hand. 80 x 60 cm (31.4 x 23.6 in).
In the original lead frame. [JS].
• This painting is exemplary of Lüpertz’ quest for a new figuration.
• Radiant composition of archaic monumentality.
• In 2020, the Haus der Kunst, Munich, honored Lüpertz with a grand solo show.
• Early works from the 1970s and 1980s are among his most-sought-after works on the international auction market
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The authenticity of the present work was kindly confirmed orally by the Atelier Markus Lüpertz. We are grateful for the kind advice.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland-Palatinate.

"The content is a problem of communication that the artist tries to avoid, because the viewer must carry and invent the content of the image within himself. The artist merely creates the defect, the wound, the crisis, out of which the question of the content is posed."
Markus Lüpertz 2009




156
Markus Lüpertz
Der Sonne entgegen, 1983.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 14,100
Sold:
€ 23,750 / $ 22,325

(incl. surcharge)