Sale: 525 / Evening Sale, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 225

 

225
Katharina Grosse
Ohne Titel, 2005.
Acrylic on canvas
Estimate:
€ 100,000 - 150,000

 
$ 116,000 - 174,000

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Ohne Titel. 2005.
Acrylic on canvas.
Signed, dated, with a direction arrow and inscribed with the work number "2005/1032 M" on the reverse. 205 x 95 cm (80.7 x 37.4 in).

• Unusual format.
• Today other works from the 2000s are in renowned collections, among them the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, and the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.
• Since 2017 Katharina Grosse is part of the Gagosian Gallery's artist squad and is also represented by the renowned König Galerie.
• Over the past years the artist had two grand solo exhibitions at HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, and the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
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We are grateful to the Studio Katharina Grosse, Berlin, for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich.
Private collection Switzerland (acquired from the above in 2005).

"In all of art history more importance has always been attached to the drawing, the idea, rather than to the coloring. [..] I stand for the exact opposite. Great accomplishments have been made in field of the color over the past hundred years. Color offers a chance for transformation, an opportunity to effortllessly change over and over again."
Katharina Grosse in an interview with Susanne Schreiber and Peter Brors, Handelsblatt online from September 2, 2021.


Called up: December 10, 2021 - ca. 18.20 h +/- 20 min.

Katharina Grosse is considered one of the most important and renowned painters of contemporary abstraction and a master of monumental painting. Beginning with her color field paintings in the 1990s, she has made an important progressive contribution to contemporary art with her artistic creation. At times she is associated with American Color Field Painting, or with neon signs, digital aesthetics or street- and graffiti art. She executes her paintings not only on paper, canvas or other traditional image carriers, but also employs huge fabric constructions, objects, floors, earthworks, lawns, walls and facades. This way she occupies entire rooms and locations, which, through her artistic intervention, are transformed into over-sized installations. With these exuberant color fields that spread out in all directions and even cover the surrounding architecture, the artist has been questioning the conventional definition of the traditional medium of painting for years.
Basically, Grosse‘s painting is always over-painting. This is also very characteristic of the work offered here. The colored circles are superimposed in glazed layers and thus evoke a certain depth. The artist's painting is characteristically designed for expansion: the overlapping, colorful circular formations animate the canvas like soap bubbles billowing through the air. In doing so, they do not obey the limits of their rectangular image carrier. Hardly any of the color circles can be seen as a whole, they seem to press against the edges of the picture enclosing them and growing beyond them, trying to stimulate the observers to complete their cut-off geometric shapes in their minds.
Most recently, Katharina Grosses works were shown at, among others, the Helsinki Biennial at the Helsinki Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, or in the large-scale solo exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, the Hall Art Foundation, Derneburg Castle and the chi K11 art museum in Shanghai. With the freely floating digital sculpture "Number One", the artist released her first NFT edition in September2021, once again delivering proof of her quest to expand the boundaries of the concept of painting. [CH]



 

Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Katharina Grosse "Ohne Titel"
This lot can be subjected to differential taxation plus a 7% import tax levy (saving approx. 5 % compared to regular taxation) or regular taxation.

Differential taxation:
Hammer price up to 500,000 €: herefrom 32 % premium.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 500,000 € is subject to a premium of 27 % and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 500,000 €.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 2,500,000 € is subject to a premium of 22 % and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 2,500,000 €.
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Regular taxation:
Hammer price up to 500,000 €: herefrom 25 % premium.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 500,000 € is subject to a premium of 20% and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 500,000 €.
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