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Hans Hartung “R 2” Etching and Aquatint in Colors, 1953, Edition 77/100

$2,475.00

Hans Hartung (Leipzig 1904-1989 Antibes)
“R 2″
Etching and aquatint in colors, 1953, on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 77/100, registered in catalogue raisonee Schm├╝cking R 2
matted and framed in attractive gilt wood frame
5.75″H X 12” W image only
12″H X 18.25W including frame

This iconic work by Hartung represents a typical abstract composition in dominantly black with pastel blue aquatint background.

Hans Hartung was a French artist known for his Lyrical Abstract style and involvement in the Art Informel movement. The painter, sculptor, and printmaker was characterized by his distinct sketchy mark-making: swirls, scribbles, and hatch marks appeared consistently throughout his works, where he would scratch the surface of his canvases to layer color and media. The German-born Hartung was associated with Jean Fautrier and Pierre Soulages in their spontaneous and gestural styles, as well as their rejection of formal composition. Born on September 21, 1904 in Leipzig, Germany, Hartung was largely self-taught, having studied philosophy and art history at Leipzig University and later studied art techniques at academies in Dresden, Leipzing, and Munich. Hartung died on December 7, 1989 in Antibes, France at the age of 85 after living and working in the country for most of his life. He won the Grand Prize for painting at the Venice Biennale in 1960.

Additional Information

Country of Origin:

Germany

Year:

1953

Condition:

Excellent

Width:

18.5 in.

Height:

12 in.

Depth:

1 in.

In Stock:

1

Reference:

LU79346423053

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Additional Information

Country of Origin:

Germany

Year:

1953

Condition:

Excellent

Width:

18.5 in.

Height:

12 in.

Depth:

1 in.

In Stock:

1

Reference:

LU79346423053