Sale: 429 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 04./05. 2015 in Munich Lot 940

 
940
Otto Piene
Ohne Titel, 1963.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 100,000 / $ 110,000
Sold:
€ 193,750 / $ 213.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Ohne Titel. 1963.
Oil, fire and smoke on canvas.
Verso signed and dated. With arrow indicating the directio on stretcher. 99.5 x 80 cm (39.1 x 31.4 in).

Aesthetically appealing work in subtle coloring from the "ZERO" heyday.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland.

Essay
Our untitled work from 1963, the peak of "ZERO", is another document of Otto Piene's mastery in a subtle coloring. A cosmic something is created from oil, smoke and fire, entirely characterized by the harmony of beige, black and red. The balanced colors contrast the brute red in the center of the cloudily billowing "stardust": a powerful, yet remote explosion, making the elemntal forces perceptible for the sky's observer through motionlessness.
940
Otto Piene
Ohne Titel, 1963.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 100,000 / $ 110,000
Sold:
€ 193,750 / $ 213.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)