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

 
519
Rainer Fetting
Mann und Axt - Frau I, 1980.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 65,000 / $ 75.400

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Mann und Axt - Frau I. 1980.
Oil on canvas.
Signed, dated and titled on the reverse. 221 x 200 cm (87 x 78.7 in).

• Privately-owned for more than 30 years.
• Large early work with an appealing narration.
• Paintings from the early 1980s are among the artist's most sought-after works.
• Other works by Rainer Fetting from the 1980s are at, among others, the Tate Gallery, London, the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, the Pinakothek der Moderne (Bavarian State Painting Collection), Munich
.

This work's authenticity has kindly been confirmed by the artist. We are grateful for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Private collection UK/France.
Private collection UK (acquired from above in 1988, Christie's, London, June 30, 1988, lot 643).

LITERATURE: Christie's, London, Contemporary Art, June 30, 1988, lot 643 (with color illu. on p. 139, stretcher inscribed and with labels).
Rainer Fetting and Jan Hoet, Fetting, Cologne 2009, p. 152 (with full-page illu.).

519
Rainer Fetting
Mann und Axt - Frau I, 1980.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 65,000 / $ 75.400

(incl. 25% surcharge)