Sale: 500 / Evening Sale, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 215

Imi Knoebel
Portrait Marilyn, 1995.
Acrylic on panel
€ 50,000 - 70,000

$ 57,000 - 79,800

Lot description
Portrait Marilyn. 1995.
Acrylic on panel.
Verso signed and dated. Typographically titled and inscribed on a label. Unique object. 50 x 35 x 8.7 cm (19.6 x 13.7 x 3.4 in).

• Unique work from the famous series "Portraits"
• Bright and powerful combination of the complimentary colors yellow-blue end red-cyan
• "Color/Space/Body" Knoebel's creation in context of other prominent abstract positions
• Works by Imi Knoebels are part of many acclaimed collections, among them the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, the K20/K21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen and the Albertina, Vienna

PROVENANCE: Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from aforementioned in 1996).

"I thought: everything has been done already [..] Yves Klein has painted his canvas blue, Lucio Fontana has cut slashes into his. What’s left? If you want to do something, to stay alive, you have to think of something at least as radical."
Imi Knoebel n an iInterview with The Guardian, July 15, 2015, quote from:

Called up: July 17, 2020 - ca. 17.26 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Imi Knoebel "Portrait Marilyn"
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 2.4% including statutory sales tax.