Modern and contemporary art with lots of graphic elements at Jeschke van Vliet in Berlin
Two pointed light red triangles mysteriously break their way in the deep dark blue. It is as if the glimmer of a new day is trying to drive away the night. In 1967 Lothar Quinte created his square canvas “Corona in Dark Blue”, relying on the independence of color. He himself saw the picture as a complex optical event, reduced to the essentials. "I have always sought calm in movement, the implosion of color instead of explosion, an image state - aliterary, acompositional - an invitation to sensual gaze", he said in an interview in 1997 and was therefore a sought-after artist, especially for them Design of church windows that become a visible expression of transcendence into another world.
Lothar Quinte's mystical “Corona in Dark Blue” is now available at the Berlin auction house Jeschke van Vliet. The serigraph in colors, published six times by Edition Rottloff in Karlsruhe, requires 4,000 euros. Quinte also has three fan pictures in blue, yellow-green and gray from 1969 for 3,000 euros each. Quinte had its origins in the informal painting of the early post-war years. The catalog, with a good 500 items, lists, for example, Fred Thieler's spotty, gray-black mixed media from 1959 for 4,500 euros, Karl Otto Götz 's violet color swings on the lithograph “Somma” from 1996 for 700 euros, and Jean Fautriers untitled three-layer aquatint etching from 1962 for 300 euros. Fritz Jarchov developed his painting in the 1960s as a combination of geometric and biomorphic forms , for which the catalog lists two characteristic, untitled oil paintings for 1,500 euros each.
ZERO-Kunst contributed Günther Uecker with the embossing of a nail spiral from 1972 (estimate 3,600 EUR) or Otto Piene with the serigraphy of a white, tapering circle of light on a black background from 1970 (estimate 700 EUR). Walter Leblanchas also painterly processed his three-dimensional relief-like twists and sprayed a serial arrangement of circular segments in silver and gray onto the canvas with gouache (estimate 2,000 EUR). The selection for the portfolio for the Cologne Art Market in 1968, with graphic works by 21 artists, including Lothar Quinte, Ludwig Wilding , Richard Anuszkiewicz , Rupprecht Geiger , Jesús Rafael Soto , Piero Dorazio and Georg Karl Pfahler , also relied almost entirely on abstract positions . Figurative artists like Gerhard Richter or Otmar Alt had to fight against this overwhelming powerenforce vigorously (estimate 8,000 EUR).
On the other side is Pop Art, represented in the auction mainly by Andy Warhol . The early ink watercolor of a rose blossom from the 1950s is available for 10,000 euros or the well-known "Dollar Sign" from 1982 as a unique serigraph in mud green and black in a different format to the regular edition for 22,000 euros. Alex Katz joins in with his gray lithograph "Striped Jacket" from 1981 with melancholy-looking Ada (estimate 8,000 EUR), Robert Indiana with his typical "Love Wall" made of four square serigraphs in green, red and blue from 1967 (estimate 2,000 EUR) and Ford Beckmanwith the print "Neon Clown XII" from 1994 (estimate 1,500 EUR). Gottfried Helnwein's blue-tinted serigraph with the somewhat unredeemed and sullen-looking Andy Warhol from 1990 (estimate 1,200 EUR) stands for hyperrealism .
In 2008 , Peter Fischli and David Weiss humorously elevated the banality of everyday life to an art form on their photographic color offset triptych “Airport Paris” (estimate EUR 700). For Angela Hampel it had to be Samuel Beckett's story “The Outcast” that inspired her to create an artist's book with six double-page collage paintings and the handwritten text (estimate EUR 3,500). Markus LüpertzIn 2014, struggled with the shape of a lion and formed it into an elongated, slender bronze with a large head and pink paint (estimate 13,000 EUR). In 1998, Christof Kohlhöfer ironically looked for the “genius” using a mixed technique and found it in two cups on a black and white diamond pattern (estimate EUR 2,000).
Modern art has a nice selection, especially of graphic works. Franz von Stuck's etching “Lucifer” with dead eyes from 1890/91 (estimate 800 EUR) and Frits Thaulow's blurred color aquatint etching of six swans on a wide lake (estimate 1,200 EUR) have a symbolist touch . Carl Thiemann follows him1907 with the more extensive woodcut of a single swan. Miklós Santhó's watercolored ink drawing of young women dancing and making music in an ancient landscape is also committed to Art Nouveau (estimate 300 EUR each). The French Marie Baudet pursued a realistic approach in her bundle of 40 drawings with beggars and poor old people. The partly washed, partly water-colored ink brush sheets “Avec les Gueux” from 1909/10, bound in a half leather binding, are expected to bring in 10,000 euros. It becomes expressionistic with the black and white angular woodcut "Landscape in the Moonlight" by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff from 1927 (estimate 4,000 EUR).
In terms of painting, Expressionism has, for example, Ludwig Meidner's typical motif of a lonely prophet in a desert landscape as a leading and suffering figure under a heavy cloud. The oil painting from 1933 is estimated at 10,000 euros. Albert Mueller, born in 1884, is well present with drawings, pastels and paintings . Its rounded hilly landscape with a Jesus figure, two nudes and three disciples from the 1910s is religiously inspired (estimate 2,500 EUR). Alexandra Povorina s glowing color “Rote Felder” from 1926, on the other hand, manages entirely without people (estimate EUR 3,500). New objective tendencies take hold of Franz Lenk in his quiet, watercolor arable landscape with forest hill from 1963 (estimate 900 EUR) andRichard Müller in the chalk drawing of a headless standing female nude from 1929 (estimate 700 EUR).
Otto Coenen , a member of the socially critical artist group “Kölner Progressive”, reduced his style to a simple, geometrically oriented sign language. Four linocuts with ears of wheat, a nude or soccer players from the 1920s / 30s make this clear at estimates between 300 and 450 euros. After the Second World War he was a little more flexible in the watercolors of the Bonn Minster (estimate EUR 500) or two nudes (estimate EUR 1,100). Then it goes to France with Marc Chagall's dreamy lithograph “Couple à l'oiseau” from 1959 (estimate 6,000 EUR) or Pablo Picassos anti-war paper “La Guerre” with a funny tank with human facial features (estimate 3,000 EUR).
The auction starts on June 21 at 3 p.m. Visits are possible daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until June 20th. The internet catalog lists the objects at www.jvv-berlin.de.
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