Sale: 429 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 04./05. 2015 in Munich Lot 970

 
970
Günther Uecker
Splitter, 1999.
Estimate:
€ 80,000 / $ 95,200
Sold:
€ 93,750 / $ 111.562

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Splitter. 1999.
Nails, white paint on canvas, on fragment of wood.
Verso twice signed and dated and with arrow indicating the direction. 53 x 34 x 18 cm (20.8 x 13.3 x 7 in).

PROVENANCE: Edith Wahlandt Galerie, Stuttgart.
Private collection Hesse.

Essay
The raw white corpus of Günther Uecker's nail object "Splitter“ was treated with an ax. The flow of the seemingly disordered splintered contours in the margins is continued in the nails' arrangement which structurally takes on the basic rhythm. At times directed, at times undirected, the artist positions the whitened nailheads in dynamic arrangement on the asymmetrical surface. The supposed chaotic form strives outwards and is explosively dissolved. Light and shade are asynchronically distributed and make for a syncopically pointed rhythm that fills the space between observer and object like a sound. In these works, which appear like sculptures, Uecker probes the limits of the image space in an almost provocative manner, in order to create new perspectives and experience spaces like no other German artist in the 20th century.
970
Günther Uecker
Splitter, 1999.
Estimate:
€ 80,000 / $ 95,200
Sold:
€ 93,750 / $ 111.562

(incl. 25% surcharge)