Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 439

 
439
Fritz Winter
In zwei Räumen, 1951.
Oil on paper, on panel
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 14,400
Sold:
€ 13,500 / $ 16.200

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
In zwei Räumen. 1951.
Oil on paper, on panel.
Lohberg 1127. Signed and dated in lower left. 50.2 x 70.2 cm (19.7 x 27.6 in), the full sheet. [CH].

• Singular, two-part composition from his early informal creative period.
• Documenta artist from the very beginning: Winter participated in documenta 1 (1955) in 1955, and also in documenta II (1959) and III (1964).
• Further works from the early 1950s are in possession of, among others, the Städel Museum, Frankfurt / Main, the Kunsthalle Hamburg and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
• In the juxtaposition of a light and a dark half connected by lines and shapes, Winter's work is reminiscent of the opposing yet complementary forces of yin and yang from Chinese philosophy
.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Marbach, Bern (with a gallery label on the reverse).
Collection Olaf Hudtwalcker, Barcelona.
Private collection Southern Germany.

LITERATURE: Galerie Marbach (editor), Fritz Winter. Werke 1949 bis 1956, Bern 1968, cat. no. 291 (with black-and-white illu.).

439
Fritz Winter
In zwei Räumen, 1951.
Oil on paper, on panel
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 14,400
Sold:
€ 13,500 / $ 16.200

(incl. 25% surcharge)