Sale: 390 / Post War/Contemporary Art, April 28. 2012 in Munich Lot 916

 
Willi Sitte - Rotes Liebespaar auf grünem Grund

916
Willi Sitte
Rotes Liebespaar auf grünem Grund, 1971.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,200
Sold:
€ 7,500 / $ 8.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Rotes Liebespaar auf grünem Grund. 1971.
Oil on cardboard, laid on hard fibre board.
Signed and dated in right center of image. 60,5 x 52,5 cm (23,8 x 20,6 in).

We are grateful to Galerie Schwind, Leipzig, for their kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Willi Sitte 1945-1982, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin, 1982 (illu. p. 324).

LITERATURE: Willi Sitte, Keine Lust zuviel. Liebesbilder, Berlin 1989, p. 58 (with illu.).

"Man is in the focus of my art. To me the human body has the same importance as landscapes or still lifes have for other artists. Sure, it is also a certain experimental ground where new things can be tried out. Painting a nude or a loving couple is a lot of fun to me. And what's best about it is when I manage to express my relation with my environment in both a narrow and wider sense through the 'How'." (Willi Sitte 1974, transl. of quote from ex. cat. Willi Sitte. Epochenbilder, Nationalgalerie Berlin, 26 February - 4 May, 1986, p. 139). [KP].

916
Willi Sitte
Rotes Liebespaar auf grünem Grund, 1971.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,200
Sold:
€ 7,500 / $ 8.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)