Sale: 425 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 12./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 844

 

844
Otto Piene
Feuergouache, 1967.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 29,000
Sold:
€ 52,500 / $ 60.899

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Feuergouache. 1967.
Gouache, traces of soot and fire on red board.
Signed and dated lower right. Inscribed '.zieht vorbei und kommt wieder' lower left. 47.7 x 68 cm (18.7 x 26.7 in), the full sheet. [EH].

'What is a picture? A picture is a field of force, an arena where the author's energies, molten, poured in the paints' motion, received through the abundance of the universe, is led into the capillaries of the observer’s open mind.' (Otto Piene 1959, quote after: Künstler. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, volume 13, p. 2). In the short combustion process Piene lets the paint coagulate on the image carrier. When the fire becomes extinguished the new structure is fixated, accordingly, nature's organic becoming is confronted with the artist's means of creation. The fire's destructive traces form various modifications on the image carrier that the artist can determine only to a certain extent.



844
Otto Piene
Feuergouache, 1967.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 29,000
Sold:
€ 52,500 / $ 60.899

(incl. 25% surcharge)