Sale: 429 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 04./05. 2015 in Munich Lot 962

 

962
Gotthard Graubner
Farbraumkörper, 1994/95.
Object
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 42,500 / $ 49.300

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Farbraumkörper. 1994/95.
Object. Thinned acrylic paint on padded canvas.
Verso signed and dated. Ca. 40 x 28 x 9 cm (15.7 x 11 x 3.5 in).

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

The emancipation of the color is at the core of Graubner's creation. It is no longer a mere means to an end to him as he foregrounds it for its own materiality. What Graubner achieves with the canvas tautened over the foam plastic cushions is a"spatializationand materialization" of the color. His terms "Nebelräume" (Fog Spaces), "Farbleib" (Color Body), "Kissenbild" (Cushion Picture) and "Farbraumkörper" (Color Space Bodies) reflect this important three-dimensional aspect of his works. In many his works Graubner brings up a color gamut to which he adds a second, more subtle one. Accordingly, this work is dominated by dark shades of red that overlay a light orange indifferent nuances, towards the margin it is accentuated by lighter shades of rose.



962
Gotthard Graubner
Farbraumkörper, 1994/95.
Object
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 42,500 / $ 49.300

(incl. 25% surcharge)