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Fritz Winter
Ohne Titel, 1931.
Starting bid: € 5,000 / $ 5,250
Ohne Titel. 1931.
Lower right monogrammed and dated. On cardboard, firmly laid on a plastic board. 49 x 66.2 cm (19.2 x 26 in), the full sheet. [CH].

• Until 1930, the Bauhaus in Dessau was the center of the young Fritz Winter's life: he studied under, among others, Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee.
• One year before our work was created, Fritz Winter left the Bauhaus and began his artistic career as a freelance artist.
• Despite financial difficulties, he continued to work on new forms of artistic expression with great creative drive.
• Early, pioneering work in which Winter staged symbolic-abstract forms that are rich in contrast against a black background - as it will become characteristic of his later "light paintings".
• Fritz Winter is regarded a leading representative of German Informalism

Accompanied by a confirmation of authenticity issued by Helga Gausling, Fritz-Winter-Haus, Ahlen, from July 7, 2006 (in copy).

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from the above in 2006, Ketterer Kunst, Hamburg).

LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, Hamburg, 303rd auction, Post War II, October 28, 2006, lot 926 (fig.).
"mr. winter clearly achieved initial artistic independence. [..] the free painterly works [..] testify to a strong inner experience and the ability to achieve individual expression through design."
Paul Klee on Fritz Winter, Bauhaus diploma, 1931, quoted from: Gabriele Lohberg, Fritz Winter. Leben und Werk, Munich 1986, p. 18.

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