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Sale: 479 / Classics of the 20th Century I, Dec. 08. 2018 in Munich Lot 831

 
Lot description
Lichtrelief. 1963 /64.
Aluminum Relief on panel.
Not in Honisch. Verso signed and dated as well as with a direction arrow. 44 x 41 x 3.2 cm (17.3 x 16.1 x 1.2 in).
The original relief, presumably made as early as around 1960 as it is documented in a letter by the artist, was slightly restored and partly renewed by Mack in 1974 (frame and rear panel). In context of this restoration, the artist signed the work anew on verso and dated it back to 1963/64. [JS] .

Accompanied by a photo certificate from Prof. Heinz Mack, Mönchengladbach, dated July 2018. The work is registered in the archive's addenda to the catalog raisonné Honisch with the number N 602 B.

PROVENANCE: Presumbaly private collection (until 1974).
Galerie Margret Müller, Stuttgart (1974).
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 1974; since then in family ownership).

EXHIBITION: Internationaler Kunstmarkt Cologne, 1974.

"My metal reliefs, which I prefer to all light reliefs, were solely formed through the pressure of my fingers. They live on light instead of colors. With a shiny polish, a slight reflection is enough to shatter the light's peace and to make it vibrate. The potential beauty of these structures would be pure expression of the beauty of light."
Heinz Mack, quote from: Daniels / John, Collection Cremer I, 1991, pp. 142f.

831
Heinz Mack
Lichtrelief, 1963/64.
Relief
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,200
Sold:
€ 42,500 / $ 48.449

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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