Lot: 170 HelmutMiddendorf 1953 Dinklage - lebt und arbeitet in Berlin und Athen City Feeling. 1982. Acrylic on canvas. Signed, dated and titled on verso. 180 x 220 cm (70,8 x 86,6 in).
PROVENANCE: Collection Frederic Roos. Private collection Hesse (acquired from Galerie Ludwig, Krefeld in 1995).
EXHIBITION: Galerie Yvonne Lambert, Paris, 18 September - 14 October 1982 (with label on verso). An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 17 May - 7 August 1984, p. 218 (there titled "Roter Himmel).
After studying in New York in 1980, Middendorf settled in Berlin Kreuzberg, where he consistently worked through his impressions of urban life. Using color expressively, he captured the loneliness and anxiety of urban man on canvas. Urban painting has been led to new heights by Middendorf’s expressive handling of his medium. [EH].