Ketterer Kunst POST WAR/ Contemporary Art Auction May 7

The stable and reliable market situation will attract customers just as much as the the range of top-class offerings that Robert Ketterer will come up with in his art auction of POST WAR/ Contemporary Art in Munich on May 7.

George Rickey provides one of the top objects. With his kinetic sculpture ”No title (Single line)“, executed with a high degree of scientific accuracy in 1964, the artists plays both with the air conditions as well as the principles of gravity. The estimate is at EUR 10.000-15.000.

Two works by Fritz Winter will make for a special focus in this auction, as they both will be offered on the art market for the first time. Besides the oil painting ”Roter Bogen“ from 1970 (estimate: EUR 10.000-15.000), one of Fritz Winter’s so-called rectangular and serial images is definitely going to make for excitement in the auction room. On the contrary to the rather plain title ”Blau – Rot – Vertikal“, the intensive motif appears quite poetic and emotional. The estimate for the oil painting from 1967 is at EUR 15.000-20.000.

Other highlights in the auction come from Karel Appel. Next to his oil painting ”Walking Cat“ (estimate: EUR 18.000-24.000), it is particularly the acrylic work “Portrait of a Farmer“ from 1976 that impressively visualizes the colors’ expressive values. In an almost relief-like application the artist allows the colors to freely take hold of the painting. With unpretentiously strokes of the brush he expresses just the spontaneity he propagates. The estimate is at EUR 20.000-30.000.

While the timeless series of 12 silkscreens in colors ”SP (Hommage to the Square)“ by Josef Albers can perhaps be obtained for an estimated EUR 18.000-24.000, Fred Thieler’s work in oil ”Monadisch spektral“ from 1956 carries an estimate of EUR 14.000-18.000. Entirely uncoupled from any everyday figuration, it neither means nor shows anything but itself. It is solely tied in with the artist’s personality and his inner sensation. Thieler enters a dialog with the paint and controls it, he thus creates surprising results, unintentional things combine and the unconscious is brought out.

Besides two small India ink drawings by Lucio Fontana (Concetto spaziale, estimates: EUR 6.000-8.000 each) the auction’s offering will be completed with works by renowned artists such as Elvira Bach, Keith Haring, Bernhard Heisig, David Hockney, Sam Francis, Dieter Krieg, Adolf Luther, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Emil Schumacher and H.P. Zimmer.

selected works
18 – 19 April, Ketterer Kunst, Meßberg 1, 20095 Hamburg
21, 23 and 26 – 27 April, Ketterer Kunst, Fasanenstr. 70, 10719 Berlin

all works
2 – 6 May, Ketterer Kunst, Joseph-Wild-Str. 18, 81829 Munich-Riem

7 May – Post War/Contemporary Art with Special Auction Garden Sculptures
at Ketterer Kunst, Joseph-Wild-Str. 18, 81829 Munich-Riem

Since it was founded in 1954, Ketterer Kunst has been firmly established in the front ranks of auction houses dealing in art and rare books, with its headquarters in Munich and a branch in Hamburg. Gallery rooms in Berlin as well as representatives in Heidelberg and Krefeld have contributed substantially to the company’s success. Ketterer Kunst has further rounded off its portfolio with the prestigious Ernest Rathenau Verlag, New York/Munich. 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.

Image: George Rickey, No title (Single line). 1964, Kinetic sculpture. Stainless steel, 8.8 x 18.5 x 2.5 in. Estimate: EUR 10.000-15.000

Ketterer Kunst
Joseph-Wild-Str. 18
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