Landung auf einem Planeten

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne
    The Collection of Georg Baselitz, Salzburg
    Hall Collection Inc., Westport
    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    John Yau, A.R. Penck, New York, 1993, p. 65 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Painted in 1983, Landung Auf Einem Planeten is a monumental portrait of A.R Penck beside his friend and fellow contemporary Georg Baselitz. Untamed, Penck and Baselitz were of the Neue Wilden movement; those who found motivation in mythology and figuration. Referring to neo-expressive tendencies of the 1980s, the term Neue Wilden was used across Germany to characterise paintings with bright, intense colours and hasty, broad brushstrokes; artistic production that stood in opposition to the then dominant avant-garde aesthetics.

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Landung auf einem Planeten

signed and dated 'a.r. penck 83' upper left; further titled 'Landung auf einem Planeten' on the overlap
oil and acrylic on canvas
180.3 x 299.7 cm (71 x 118 in.)
Painted in 1983.

Estimate
£70,000 - 90,000 ‡ ♠

sold for £281,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2017