Sale: 495 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 289

 
289
Bernhard Heisig
Die Verspottung der Unvernünftigen, 1984.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 27,500
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 41.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Die Verspottung der Unvernünftigen. 1984.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated in lower left. 120.5 x 180 x 180 cm (47.4 x 70.8 x 70.8 in).

On display at the important retrospective exhibition in 1989/1990
Impressive format.
Mounted in the literary and arts department of the newspaper FAZ.

PROVENANCE: Corporate Collection Hesse.

EXHIBITION: Bernhard Heisig Retrospektive, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin-West, October 1 - December 31, 1989/ Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, January 25 - March 11, 1990/ Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Staatsgalerie moderne Kunst, Munich, March 23 - May 6, 1990, cat. no. 89.

"No other artist has pondered so intensively over German history, pathology and guilt, human allurements, meanders, life-long illusions, abysms and violence." (Quote after : Eduard Beaucamp, B. Heisig und die Folter der Erinnerung, in: D. Brusberg (editor), Bernhard Heisig - Gestern und in unserer Zeit, Berlin/Munich 2014, p. 50).

289
Bernhard Heisig
Die Verspottung der Unvernünftigen, 1984.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 27,500
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 41.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)