Sale: 514 / Evening Sale, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 252

Konrad Klapheck
Der verhinderte Apostel, 1992.
Oil on canvas
€ 80,000 - 120,000

$ 93,600 - 140,400

Lot description
Der verhinderte Apostel. 1992.
Oil on canvas.
Verso signed and dated. 90 x 60.5 cm (35.4 x 23.8 in).

• Klapheck is considered inventor and master of the machine picture in which he reflects on human existence.
• With his vexing imagery Klapheck anticipated elements of both Photorealism and Pop-Art.
• Excellent example of Klapheck's occupation with existential pictorial contents which he expresses through small everyday objects in contorted proportions and surreal combinations.
• "Bekenntnis" (1989), a very similar work, is part of the collection of the Hamburg Kunsthalle

PROVENANCE: Galerie Lelong, Paris.
Private collection Switzerland.
Schönewald Fine Arts, Dusseldorf (verso with the label).
Galerie Jahn und Jahn, Munich.
Private collection (acquired from aforementioned).

EXHIBITION: Konrad Klapheck: À l'âge de la violence, Galerie Lelong, Paris, October - November 1997, cat. no. 4, with illu. (verso with the label)
Konrad Klapheck. Im Zeitalter der Gewalt, Galerie Lelong, Zürich, 1998 (verso with the label).
Konrad Klapheck - Tableaux Récents, MAMCO - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Genua, February - May 2004.
Konrad Klapheck: Paintings, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, November - December 2007, p. 115.
The Real: Three Propositions, White Cube, Bermondsey, London, July - September 2019 (verso with the label).

LITERATURE: Arturo Schwartz, Konrad Klapheck, Milan 2002, p. 160, with illu.
"The difference between the Photo-Realists [.] and him [Klapheck] lies in the decided alteration between object and image, the high degree of abstraction his objects have, their detachment from a natural setting and thus - despite everything else - their distance from reality, their fetish character and emblematic stylzation."
Werner Schmalenbach, 1976, quote from: Konrad Klapheck. Objekte zwischen Fetisch und Libido, Basel, Galerie Beyeler 1976, no p.

Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 18.31 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Konrad Klapheck "Der verhinderte Apostel"
This lot can only be purchased subject to regular taxation.

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

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% plus statutory sales tax.