Cut-up 18. 2012. Acrylic on aluminum. 195.7 x 158.5 x 12.6 cm (77 x 62.4 x 4.9 in).
• Unique monumental work of impressive spatial presence • Homage to Malewitsch's legendary "Black Square"(1915), which is of great significance for Knoebel's oeuvre • Knoebel brushstroke alone adds "pictorial incarnate" to the black and white aluminum rods • Works from the series of the "Cut-ups" are in, among others, high-class collections like the one of the Basel gallerist Stefan von Bartha and were shown as part of the grand Knoebel exhibition at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in 2014/15.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna. Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from aforementioned in 2013).
".. Imi Knoebel is one of today‘s most radical and most consistent abstract artists .. in Knoebel's work radicalism and consistency come together to create a balanced unity that is yet put to the test." Zdenek Felix, quote from: Imi Knoebel. Retrospektive 1968-1996, exhibition cat. Haus der Kunst, Munich 1996, pp. 291 f.