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Sale: 451 / Post War, June 10. 2017 in Munich Lot 808

Lot description
Petit paramètre caché. 1955.
Oil on canvas.
Lower right signed and dated. Dated and titled on verso of stretcher. 73 x 116 cm (28.7 x 45.6 in).

We are grateful to Jean-Marie Cusinberche for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Kootz Gallery, New York (with label on stretcher).
Collection William A.M. Burden, New York.
Galerie Sander, Darmstadt.
Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Mathieu (période épistémologique), Kootz Gallery, New York 28 January -18 February 1956.

Called up: June 10, 2017 - ca. 15.40 h +/- 20 min.

Mathieu finds many different sources of inspiration for his art. For instance, his gestural style is largely influenced by Hans Hartung and Wols and also by East Asian calligraphy. To the artist it is about a quick, direct, emotionally controlled and intuitive painting process, which often takes place in front of an audience. The painting process’s speediness integrates coincidence as a stylistic means. "As a sublime condition, I add the conception of physical energy and the condition of complete emptiness to the necessity of speed and improvisation " (Mathieu, transl. of quote after: Kindlers Malerei Lexikon, vol. IV, p. 347). Mathieu is also author of several theoretic writings, that propagate "lyrical abstraction" and Tachism as counter reaction to abstract Formalism. This work comes from an extremely productive period of creation during which he also began making sculptures and became one of the most acknowledged representatives of French Informel.

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Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.
Georges Mathieu
Petit paramètre caché, 1955.
Oil on canvas
€ 70,000 - 90,000

$ 77,000 - 99,000


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