Sale: 514 / Evening Sale, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 210

Arnulf Rainer
Eikopfbüste, 1959/1962.
Oil on board and on panel
€ 100,000 - 150,000

$ 117,000 - 175,500

Lot description
Eikopfbüste. 1959/1962.
Oil on board and on panel.
Signed, dated and titled in lower right. 73 x 103 cm (28.7 x 40.5 in), including artist frame.

• From the first period of the overpaintings in which Rainer declares the extinction of the object as his anti art principle.
• Up until today overpainting makes for the key principle in Rainer's creation and is considered his art-historically relevamt contribution to Post War Art.
• Rainer's work emanates the free and unconventional spirict of the autodidact who left the academy after just a few days because of artistic controversies.
• Since the 1960s part of a Southern German private collection.
• Part of the solo show "Arnulf Rainer. Der große Bogen" at Kunsthalle Bern / Lenbachhaus Munich in 1977 and the grand retrospective at Nationalgalerie Berlin / Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and others.
• Arnulf Rainer is a founding father of Austrian post-war art, today his overpaintings are in many renowned collections like the Tate Collection, London

PROVENANCE: Galerie van de Loo, Munich.
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in the 1960s).

EXHIBITION: Arnulf Rainer. Der große Bogen, Kunsthalle Bern/Lenbachhaus Munich, 1977, with illu. on p. 44 (verso with the label of Kunsthalle Bern).
Arnulf Rainer, Nationalgalerie Berlin / Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden / Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn / Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, November 20, 1980 - November 2, 1981, cat. no. 105, with black-and-white illu. on p. 61.

"Coating over, covering up, overpainting is what kept Rainer occupied between 1954 and 1965, however, he hasn't stopped to paint over his works up until today. [..] This was Rainer's peculiar contribution to non-representationalism of the 1950s [..]."
Otto Breicha, Arnulf Rainer. Überdeckungen, Vienna 1972, p. 5

Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 17.17 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Arnulf Rainer "Eikopfbüste"
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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
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Regular taxation:
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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.