Sale: 524 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 84

 

84
Helmut Middendorf
Headrunner, 1983.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 15,600
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 110.500

(incl. surcharge)
Headrunner. 1983.
Oil on canvas.
Signed, dated "Berlin 1983" and titled on the reverse. 221 x 175 cm (87 x 68.8 in). [CH].

• With strong and clear colors and an expressive, dynamic brushwork, Middendorf puts body and soul in balance and forms a great artwork characterized by a vivid and sensual presence.
• Important work from significant creative period in the early 1980s.
• In 1984 the Museum of Modern Art in New York showed a work by the artist in the exhibition "An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture".
• In 1977 Helmut Middendorf, Rainer Fetting, Salomé and Bernd Zimmer founded the collectively operated "Galerie am Moritzplatz" in Berlin.
• Especially in the 1980s, the young artists known as the "Neue Wilde" (New Wild Artists) or "Junge Wilde" (Young Wild Artists ) were also known as "Moritzboys".
• Today Helmut Middendorf's works are in renowned museums like the Berlinische Galerie, Museum für moderne Kunst in Berlin, the Städel Museums in Frankfurt a. M. and the ZKM in Karlsruhe.
• A work with a similar motif is part of the collection of the Von der Heydt-Museums, Wuppertal
.

PROVENANCE: Coroporate collection USA.
Private collection USA.
Acquired by present owner from the above.

LITERATURE: Sotheby's, New York, November 6, 1985, lot 206.




84
Helmut Middendorf
Headrunner, 1983.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 15,600
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 110.500

(incl. surcharge)