Sans Titre. 1975
Without frame: € 660
With frame: € 760
Nihilistic Provocation in Berlin?
Berlin, 5 December 2012 (kk) – Monochrome painting is controversial. While some denounce it as nihilistic, others are enthusiastic about the enunciation of colors and the depth and powers originating from an inner void. As of today, Ketterer Kunst Berlin will show 22 multi-faceted works by eleven internationally renowned artists. It's worth the discussion.
Monochrome painting is an extremely sophisticated phenomenon, for which the predominant color or form are merely the starting point. Works included in the exhibition "Monochrome" offer insight into the variety of monochromatic work methods. Sol LeWitt, for instance, set a focus on a design achieved by strictly geometric spaces, in which a clarity of form makes for a harmony of theoretic conception.
Raimund Girke - Tageszeiten 12
Watercolor, 1989. 12,4 x 18 cm
Without frame: € 890
With frame: € 990
The range of offers goes from informal paintings by, for instance Mark Tobey and Gerhard Hoehme over architectural monochrome surfaces by Günter Förg to works by Raimund Girke, one of most important German representatives of monochrome paintings.
Other exciting works come from artists such as Antonio Calderara, Walter Dahn, Alfred Hofkunst, François Morellet, Arnulf Rainer, Thomas Schütte, Victor Vasarely and Gerd Winner. Prices range from € 330 to € 2.800.
5 Dec. 2012 to 19 Jan. 2013, Mon. – Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ketterer Kunst, Fasanenstr. 70, 10719 Berlin-Charlottenburg
all objects under www.kettererkunst.com
Since it was founded in 1954, Ketterer Kunst has been firmly established in the front ranks of auction houses dealing in fine art and rare books, with its headquarters in Munich and a branch in Hamburg. Gallery rooms in Berlin as well as representatives in Heidelberg, Dusseldorf and Modena (Italy) have contributed substantially to the company's success. In addition, exhibitions, special theme and charity auctions as well as online auctions are regular events at Ketterer Kunst. Robert Ketterer is auctioneer and owner of Ketterer Kunst.