Sale: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2022 in Munich Lot 195

 

195
A. R. Penck (d.i. Ralf Winkler)
O. T. (für Brigitte), 1996.
Acrylic on wallpaper over plasterboard, mounted...
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 28,200
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 31,725

(incl. surcharge)
O. T. (für Brigitte). 1996.
Acrylic on wallpaper over plasterboard, mounted on a panel.
Signed in lower left. 55.6 x 29.6 cm (21.8 x 11.6 in).
This work was made in 1996 on occasion of the opening of Galerie Brigitte Schenk in Cologne. [CH].
• Owing to his very own characteristic sign language, A. R. Penck is considered a role model for graffiti art and the sign art of Keith Haring or Jean-Michel Basquiat.
• The famous "Strichmännchen" (Stick Figure) is the protagonist and key figure of his entire œuvre.
• Penck participated in the Kassel documenta in 1972, 1977, 1982 and 1992, and in the Venice Biennial in 1984 .
• Over the past three years alone, his works were shown in exhibitions at, among others, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the London White Cube, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf and at the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
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PROVENANCE: Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Cologne.
Private collection Cologne.
Private collection Northern Germany.
Private collection Schleswig-Holstein (acquired from the above).

Art historian and curator Siegfried Gohr about A. R. Penck, quoted from: Städel Museum, Café Deutschland, Eva Mongi-Vollmer in a talk with Siegfried Gohr, Düsseldorf, February 16, 2009, https://cafedeutschland.staedelmuseum.de/gespraeche/siegfried-gohr#section-27.




195
A. R. Penck (d.i. Ralf Winkler)
O. T. (für Brigitte), 1996.
Acrylic on wallpaper over plasterboard, mounted...
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 28,200
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 31,725

(incl. surcharge)