Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 429

 
429
Norbert Kricke
Raumknoten, 1955/56.
Steel, with silve bronze, loosely mounted on ba...
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 48,000
Sold:
€ 58,750 / $ 70.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Raumknoten. 1955/56.
Steel, with silve bronze, loosely mounted on basalt base.
Unique object. Ca. 50 x 40 x 40 cm (19.6 x 15.7 x 15.7 in). Base: 10,5 x 7 x 7 cm (4,1 x 2,7 x 2,7 in).

• Marvelous early example of Kricke's masterly dynamization of the form.
• Kricke's filigree creation of twirly wire bundles expores the space like a three-dimensional drawing.
• Norbert Kricke is a protagonist of informal sculpting.
• The Museum of Modern Art, New York, showed the artist's first solo show in the USA as early as in 1961
.

We are grateful to Sabine Kricke-Güse, Berlin, for her kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Hans Strelow, Düsseldorf.
Private collection Rhineland (acquired from aforementioned in 2008, evers since family-owned).

"Seizing space with forms of motion, transforming and compacting it, then releasing it again; and leaving these forms of motion and space (transferred space) behind as something visible; that's what I do when I sculpt."
Norbert Kricke, 1961, quote from: Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, p. 14.

429
Norbert Kricke
Raumknoten, 1955/56.
Steel, with silve bronze, loosely mounted on ba...
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 48,000
Sold:
€ 58,750 / $ 70.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)