Sale: 553 / Contemporary Day Sale, June 07. 2024 in Munich Lot 172

 

172
André Butzer
Ohne Titel (monochromes Bild), 2007.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 42,000
Sold:
€ 50,800 / $ 53,340

(incl. surcharge)
Ohne Titel (monochromes Bild). 2007.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated on the reverse. 200 x 150 cm (78.7 x 59 in). [EH].

• From the most sought-after creative phase between 2006 and 2008.
• Typical Butzer work in best alla prima painting with a fascinating impasto application of the paint.
• Extremely expressive composition; a blaze of symbols and allusions
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This work is registered in the André Butzer Archive and is earmarked for inclusion in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné. We are grateful to Mr. Christian Malycha for his kind advice.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (since 2008, Galerie Max Hetzler).

EXHIBITION: Galerie Max Hetzler Art Basel June 4-8, 2008 (with a label on the reverse).

"I avoid the term gray for the pictures, as people always tend to think they are not in color. For me, gray is very much a color. And I don't see the pictures as works of melancholy, but of euphoria, even if I look at history with melancholy."
André Butzer, in a talk with Michael Stoeber, Kunstforum vol. 218




172
André Butzer
Ohne Titel (monochromes Bild), 2007.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 42,000
Sold:
€ 50,800 / $ 53,340

(incl. surcharge)