Sale: 393 / Post War/Contemporary Art, June 09. 2012 in Munich Lot 210

 
Giuseppe Santomaso - Cracovia

210
Giuseppe Santomaso
Cracovia, 1958.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 16,500
Sold:
€ 32,940 / $ 36.234

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description
Cracovia. 1958.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated lower right. 54,5 x 37,5 cm (21,4 x 14,7 in).
Very nice small work from the artist's most relevant period of creation.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Baden-Württemberg.

EXHIBITION: Grace Borgenicht Gallery Inc., New York (with parts of a label on stretcher).
Galerie Günther Franke, Munich 1966.

The work offered in our auction is all in line with the stipulations of the Informel: It is the powerful gesture by means of which Giuseppe Santomaso puts the colors on top of one another in order to create a fascinating image world, in which "[..] inner and outer world are expressed in a way that illustrates the complexity of human conscience. This connection is balanced between personal experience and common sense. The image is created in a sort of spiritual 'interspace', that is also part of a meditation." (Quote after Iris Simone Engelke, in: Künstler. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Munich 2002, p. 7). [DB]

210
Giuseppe Santomaso
Cracovia, 1958.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 16,500
Sold:
€ 32,940 / $ 36.234

(incl. 22% surcharge)