Sale: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2022 in Munich Lot 136

 

136
Richard Oelze
Gamen II, 1962.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 23,500
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 58,750

(incl. surcharge)
Gamen II. 1962.
Oil on canvas.
Schmied G 118. Lower left signed. Verso with inscription "Gamen". 50 x 65 cm (19.6 x 25.5 in).
[AR].
• Ambiguous forms in nebulous pictorial worlds characterize Richard Oelze's creation.
• Konrad Klapheck had a small collection of his works and Max Ernst also praised his art.
• The Museum of Modern Art in New York acquired a painting by the artist as early as in 1940, which is, along with two more works, still part of the collection today.
• The artist participated in documenta II (1959) and documenta III (1964) in Kassel as well as in the 1968 Venice Biennael
.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Michael Hertz, Bremen (acquired directly from the artist).
Private collection Bremen (acquired from the above in 1962).
Private collection Bremen (gifted from the above in 2004).

EXHIBITION: Richard Oelze, Gemälde und Zeichnungen aus den Jahren 1925 bis 1962, Galerie Michael Hertz, Bremen 1963, cat. no. 33 (with illu. on p. 25).
Richard Oelze - Einzelgänger des Surrealismus, Kunsthalle Bremen November 19, 2000 - January 21, 2001, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, February 08 - April 22, 2001, cat. no. 71 (with illu. on p. 149).




136
Richard Oelze
Gamen II, 1962.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 23,500
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 58,750

(incl. surcharge)