Sale: 372 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Oct. 23. 2010 in Munich Lot 709

 
Heimrad Prem - Dandy


 
709
Heimrad Prem
Dandy, 1966.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 7,000 / $ 8,190
Sold:
€ 8,906 / $ 10.420

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description
Oil and collage on nettle
Dornacher 401, there with differing measures. Signed and dated in lower right of image. Titled and with measures on verso. 135 x 120,5 cm (53,1 x 47,4 in)
Measures on verso (136 x 110 cm) do not comply with actual measures.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Lothar Fischer and Heimrad Prem, Galerie van der Loo, Munich 1967 (with illu.).

In 1965 the group SPUR, to which Heimrad Prem belonged, joined forces with the group WIR and formed the group GEFLECHT. Under the influence of Pop-Art, they take on objects of contemporary culture, such as cars, into their pictures and depict these motifs in an abstract manner. Heimrad Prem painted car pictures since 1965: "I don't depcit the car as a symbol, but as a form of space. I am fascinated by the in- and the outside, which are both represented in equal measure." (Translation of quote from Pia Dornacher, Heimrad Prem - Retrospektive und Werkverzeichnis, Munich 1995, p. 16). In this picture the landscape is passing by over the heads of driver and co-driver. To Heimrad Prem it is crucial to maintain his artistic individuality, he does not accept to take a subordinate role in the group GEFLECHT, and creates typical works that combine abstraction and figuration. [EH].

709
Heimrad Prem
Dandy, 1966.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 7,000 / $ 8,190
Sold:
€ 8,906 / $ 10.420

(incl. 22% surcharge)