Fußball. 1966. Glue-bound distemper on canvas. Lower right signed "Markus". 151 x 151 cm (59.4 x 59.4 in). Verso with an almost identical composition in same technique. Fine early composition with a very rare motif. Works from the late 1960s and early 1970s count among the artist's most sought-after objects on the international auction market.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Springer, Berlin (with label on stretcher). Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin/Dresden (with label on stretcher). Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.
EXHIBITION: FußballKunst & KunstFußball, Deutsches Sport- und Olympia-Museum, Cologne, December 1999 - March 2000. unhaltbar, Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, June - July 2002.