Sale: 500 / Evening Sale, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 119002869

Günther Uecker
Feld, 1997.
€ 300,000 - 400,000

$ 342,000 - 456,000

Lot description
Feld. 1997.
Nails and white paint, on canvas and on wood.
Verso signed, dated, titled, with a direction arrow and a dedication. 105 x 75 x 15 cm (41.3 x 29.5 x 5.9 in).
With a drawing of a mounting instruction by Günther Uecker, pencil on paper, signed, 43 x 23 cm, size of sheet. [SM].
• From Uecker's acclaimed key work groups of the "Nail Fields"
• Large power field with a pictorial effect
• Particularly dense and highly dynamic nail arrangement
• Fresh to the market from an important German private collection

PROVENANCE: Private collection Hesse (directly from the artist).

"If you have the opportunity to see him [Uecker] work, just like I had, you get the impression that he places the nails on the field almost blind and in a swift and continuous action, that he sees the result as a whole only after completion or when exhaustion forces him to. [..] In terms of spontaneity, most of his large nail fields can be considered a continuation of Action Painting - just with different means, even though in Uecker's art the action does not explain the picture but the picture explains the action."
Dieter Honisch, in: Günther Uecker. Zwanzig Kapitel, 2005, p. 60.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Günther Uecker "Feld"
This lot can be purchased subject to differential or regular taxation.

Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
The buyer's premium contains VAT, however, it is not shown.

Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 25 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 25%, for the share above € 500.000: 20% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

We kindly ask you to notify us before invoicing if you wish to be subject to regular taxation.

Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.