Sale: 496 / Evening Sale, Dec. 06. 2019 in Munich Lot 166

 
166
Franz Gertsch
Cima del Mar, 1990.
Woodcut in colors. Birch ashes and sheet gold
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 81,900
Sold:
€ 87,500 / $ 102.375

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Cima del Mar. 1990.
Woodcut in colors. Birch ashes and sheet gold.
Mason 11 b (of c). Verso signed and inscribed "Probedruck". Trial proof aside from the edition of together 48 numbered copies (each in different unique coloring). Unique object. Hand-made proof on creme Kumohadamashi Japon by Heizaburo Iwano. 144.7 x 126.3 cm (56.9 x 49.7 in). Sheet ca. 170 x 153 cm (66,9 x 60,2 in).
Printed by Nik Hausmann in cooperation with Franz Gertsch and published by Turske & Turske, Zürich and Franz Gertsch. [CH].
• Unique object.
• Trial proof aside from the edition, described as "Der Krokodilfarbene" (the crocodile-colored) by the artist
• The artist realizes the special coloring of his woodcuts through the elaborate use of the most precious color pigments.
• Monumental format, executed with highest precision.
• Hand-made proof on hand-made Kumohadamashi Japon by Heizaburo Iwano.
• Another color variant of "Cima Del Mar" is in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
.

We are grateful to Mr. Albrecht Gertsch for his kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Bavaria (acquired from the artist in 1990).

EXHIBITION: Each different copy:
Franz Gertsch. Landschaften und Porträts 1986-1995, Hamburger Bahnhof/Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, October 3, 1997 - January 11, 1998, pp. 48 ff.
Franz Gertsch. Xylographies monumentales 1986-2000, Centre culturel suisse, Paris, February 23 - April 15, 2001, pp. 28 ff., cat. no. 11 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: Different copy:
Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, Franz Gertsch. Die Magie des Realen, Wabern/Bern 2004, pp. 186 ff.

Essay
The year this work was made the artist showed some of his large-size woodcuts in the exhibition "Franz Gertsch. Projects 22" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
166
Franz Gertsch
Cima del Mar, 1990.
Woodcut in colors. Birch ashes and sheet gold
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 81,900
Sold:
€ 87,500 / $ 102.375

(incl. 25% surcharge)