Ohne Titel (P.M. 1961-66). 1961. Color Oil crayon. Lower right signed and dedicated "A sadar Wada tres amicalement 24/3/62". Verso inscribed with the work number "P.M.1961-66" and with two direction arrow. On smooth white board. 49.7 x 36.5 cm (19.5 x 14.3 in).
• Characteristic, energetic composition with fine accentuations in blue, brown and yellow. • The line is the key characteristic feature in Hartung's multi-faceted oeuvre, which he increases to a dynamic gesture in close-up view. • In 1975 the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, honored the European protagonist of Informalism with a solo show. • Hartung's dynamic creations were show along with works by the American representatives de Kooning, Pollock and Twombly in the exhibition "Action Painting" at Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, in 2008.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Munich (until 1998) Private collection Hesse (acquired from above in 1998).
LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, 174th auction, Works on Paper, March 28, 1998, lot 369 (with illu.).