Sale: 529 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 239

 

239
Rainer Fetting
City Cab, 1993.
Oil on jute
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 39.150

(incl. surcharge)
City Cab. 1993.
Oil on jute.
Verso signed, dated, titled and inscribed "X 390". Diameter: Ca. 207.5 x 206 cm (81.6 x 81.1 in).
[AR].
• In a very rare format from the famous series of the "Taxibilder".
• Made during Rainer Fetting's stay in New York
• The skyline, the Yellow Cabs, the pier on Hudson River, the subway, the fast and no-frills life in the American metropolis are recurring motifs in works from this time.
• His works are part of important public collections, one "Taxibild" is at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main
.

This work's authenticity has kindly been confirmed by the artist.

PROVENANCE: Raab Galerie, Berlin.
Private collection Berlin.

EXHIBITION: Rainer Fetting, Galerie Tobias Hirschmann, Frankfurt 1993.

"After I had lived in New York for close to eight years, I had a compelling idea of how to paint cabs, which, after all, is a characteristic New York theme."
Rainer Fetting, quoted from: Jan Hoet, Arie Hartog (editors), Fetting, Cologne 2009, p. 244.




239
Rainer Fetting
City Cab, 1993.
Oil on jute
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 39.150

(incl. surcharge)