Auction "Online Sale", ends in: 24 day(s) Lot 123001646

Emil Schumacher
G-1/1960, 1960.
Starting bid: € 9,000 / $ 9,450
G-1/1960. 1960.
Gouache, partly scratched, on packing paper.
Bottom center signed and dated. 57 x 44.3 cm (22.4 x 17.4 in). [JS].

• Characteristic early work by the protagonist of German Informalism.
• Schumacher masterfully succeeds in transferring the plasticity of his paintings, in which he stages color as matter on the canvas, to the medium of paper.
• Both the structure of the crumpled wrapping paper and the impasto white paint application with its furrow-like incisions create a fascinating haptic presence.
• Reduced modern aesthetics of calligraphic delicacy and lightness

The work is documented in the artist's archive. We are grateful to Mr. Rouven Lotz, Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Walter Bischoff, Stuttgart.
Private collection Baden-Württemberg (acquired from the above in 1992).

In good condition. Edges irregular due to the technique.