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Sale: 425 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 12./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 845

 
Lot description
Hohlspiegelobjekt (Energetische Plastik). 1980.
Object. 104 square concave mirrors on wooden plate. In plexiglass objet box.
Verso signed and dated as well as with stamp 'Energetische Plastik'. Object box: 213 x 132 x 8 cm (83.8 x 51.9 x 3.1 in). [JS].

Luther's large mirror objects are considered the artist's most sought-after works on the international auction market.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Lower Saxony.

Essay
All "Hohlspiegelobjekte", a term conceived by the artist himself, are characterized by a strict serial arrangement of identical elements. Luther's object's follow the mere purpose of being instruments of a new perception of light. They have a multidimensional effect, as, on the one hand, the mirrors reflect the space around them and, on the other, add optical dynamic. In some cases the sensory confusion plays a role in the work's reception, because the concave mirror objects do not only multiply their surroundings and twist and turn the perspective, moreover, the observer's change of perspective conveys a complex visual experience that results in ever new unusual moments of perception.
845
Adolf Luther
Hohlspiegelobjekt (Energetische Plastik), 1980.
Object
Estimate:
€ 80,000 / $ 96,000
Sold:
€ 131,250 / $ 157.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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