Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 444

Arnulf Rainer
Zentralgestaltung, 1951.
Oil on burlap
€ 60,000 - 80,000

$ 72,000 - 96,000

Lot description
Zentralgestaltung. 1951.
Oil on burlap.
Monogrammed "TRR" in center of right margin. 69 x 54 cm (27.1 x 21.2 in).

• Early work from the important Austrian avant-garde artist.
• A visit of a Tachism exhibition at Galerie Nina Dausset in Paris in 1951 inspired Rainer to examine of the priciples of automatism and blind painting.
• Rainer's drawings form in his mind, he then creates central and vertical lines according to his physical gesture.
• The rhythmic lines suggest short and long, as well as soft gestures

We are grateful to the Studio Rainer for the kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Gisela Franz-Osterwald (acquired from the artist).
Private collection (acquired from the above in 2003).

Called up: June 19, 2021 - ca. 13.17 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Arnulf Rainer "Zentralgestaltung"
This lot can be purchased subject to differential or regular taxation.

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
The buyer's premium contains VAT, however, it is not shown.

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

We kindly ask you to notify us before invoicing if you wish to be subject to regular taxation.

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.