Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 120002183

Jonas Burgert
Adlerkopf, 2005.
Oil on canvas
€ 40,000 - 60,000

$ 46,800 - 70,200

Lot description
Adlerkopf. 2005.
Oil on canvas.
110 x 80 x 5 cm (43.3 x 31.4 x 1.9 in).

• Burgert is considered one of the most important contemporary artists in Germany and an internationally sought-after representative of New German Figuration
• The early painting "Adlerkopf" is a great example of Burgert's virtuoso use of historical references
• "Adlerkopf" is a document of Burgert's work process in which every detail is detail is meticulously conceived and which fundmentally excludes any sort of artistic spontaneity.
• Burgert's paintings are complex pictorial riddles that often address existential questions making them painted philosophy.
• "Adlerkopf" was made the year of Burgert's breakthroug in context of the exhibition "Geschichtenerzähler" (2005) at the Hamburger Kunsthalle.
• Today Burgert's paintings are in possession of, among others, the London Saatchi Gallery, the Kunsthalle Hamburg or the Collection Sander in Berlin

We are grateful to the Studio Jonas Burgert, Berlin, for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Hanover.
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 2011).

"When I get to the studio I just sit around for two hours before I start to do any ork. You have to leave out all common relevance of life and enter sensitivity, meaning you have to invest quite some effort to be really sensitive. " Jonas Burgert, quote from:, April 18, 2018


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