Arnulf Rainer

Austrian, b. 1929

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Arnulf Rainer

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Austrian, b. 1929

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Handmalerei (Hand Painting), 1983
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
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Painting
oil on two sheets of card laid down on board
101.6 x 73.03 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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ARNULF RAINER (B. 1929) signed 'Rainer' (lower right); signed with the artist's initials 'A.R' (on the lower corners) oil on two sheets of card laid down on board 28 ¾ x 40 ¼in. (73.1 x 102.1cm.) Executed in 1983
Handmalerei (Hand Painting), 1983
oil on two sheets of card laid down on board
Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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101.6 x 73.03 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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ARNULF RAINER (B. 1929) signed 'Rainer' (lower right); signed with the artist's initials 'A.R' (on the lower corners) oil on two sheets of card laid down on board 28 ¾ x 40 ¼in. (73.1 x 102.1cm.) Executed in 1983
$63,000
Hand and Finger, 1988
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
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oil on paperboard mounted on board
72.71 x 50.8 cm
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$63,000
Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property of a Private New York Collector signed oil on paperboard mounted on board Board: 20 by 28⅝ in. (50.8 by 72.7 cm.) Framed: 21¼ by 30 in. (53.9 by 76.2 cm.) Executed in 1987-88.
Hand and Finger, 1988
oil on paperboard mounted on board
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
$63,000
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72.71 x 50.8 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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$63,000
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Property of a Private New York Collector signed oil on paperboard mounted on board Board: 20 by 28⅝ in. (50.8 by 72.7 cm.) Framed: 21¼ by 30 in. (53.9 by 76.2 cm.) Executed in 1987-88.
€1,386
Ubertschriftungen (for MAK Museum Vienna), 2006
Sold on Feb 8, 2021
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lithograph printed in colours
83.5 x 59.0 cm
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€1,386
Auction Sale
Feb 8, 2021
Sotheby's
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numéroté 183/300 au dos lithographie 59 x 83,5 cm ; 23 1/4 x 33 in Exécuté en 2006.
Ubertschriftungen (for MAK Museum Vienna), 2006
lithograph printed in colours
Feb 8, 2021
Sotheby's
€1,386
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83.5 x 59.0 cm
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Feb 8, 2021
Sotheby's
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€1,386
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numéroté 183/300 au dos lithographie 59 x 83,5 cm ; 23 1/4 x 33 in Exécuté en 2006.
€12,800
Untitled, 2008
Sold on Dec 21, 2020
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Painting
acrylic on laser print
29.7 x 42.0 cm
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€12,800
Auction Sale
Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
Description
signed A. Rainer, acrylic on laser print, 42 x 29.7 cm, framed
Untitled, 2008
acrylic on laser print
Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
€12,800
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29.7 x 42.0 cm
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Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
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€12,800
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signed A. Rainer, acrylic on laser print, 42 x 29.7 cm, framed
€10,240
"Attila", 1967
Sold on Dec 21, 2020
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revision with colored pencil of the offset lithography
52.0 x 35.0 cm
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€10,240
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Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
Description
revision with colored pencil of the offset lithography from the portfolio "Wahnhall", No. 19 of 25 revised special copies, total edition 96 numbered copies (see Breicha page 132 and page 141, L 141), signed A. Rainer in red colored pencil and inscribed with hand-colored, cut-out 35 x 52 cm, framed
"Attila", 1967
revision with colored pencil of the offset lithography
Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
€10,240
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52.0 x 35.0 cm
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Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
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€10,240
Description
revision with colored pencil of the offset lithography from the portfolio "Wahnhall", No. 19 of 25 revised special copies, total edition 96 numbered copies (see Breicha page 132 and page 141, L 141), signed A. Rainer in red colored pencil and inscribed with hand-colored, cut-out 35 x 52 cm, framed
€7,770
"Seed" draft for a passbook
Sold on Dec 21, 2020
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Work on Paper
colored pencil, chalk, Indian ink, graphite on print, mounted on cardboard
34.6 x 29.0 cm
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€7,770
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Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
Description
colored pencil, chalk, Indian ink, graphite on print, mounted on cardboard, 29 x 34.6 cm, framed
"Seed" draft for a passbook
colored pencil, chalk, Indian ink, graphite on print, mounted on cardboard
Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
€7,770
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Work on Paper
34.6 x 29.0 cm
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Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
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€7,770
Description
colored pencil, chalk, Indian ink, graphite on print, mounted on cardboard, 29 x 34.6 cm, framed
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Eikopfbüste, 1959
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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Oil on board and on panel
103.0 x 73.0 cm
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Price not available
Auction Sale
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Eikopfbüste. 1959/1962. Oil on board and on panel. Signed, dated and titled in lower right. 73 x 103 cm (28.7 x 40.5 in), including artist frame. • From the first period of the overpaintings in which Rainer declares the extinction of the object as his anti art principle. • Up until today overpainting makes for the key principle in Rainer's creation and is considered his art-historically relevamt contribution to Post War Art. • Rainer's work emanates the free and unconventional spirict of the autodidact who left the academy after just a few days because of artistic controversies. • Since the 1960s part of a Southern German private collection. • Part of the solo show "Arnulf Rainer. Der große Bogen" at Kunsthalle Bern / Lenbachhaus Munich in 1977 and the grand retrospective at Nationalgalerie Berlin / Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and others. • Arnulf Rainer is a founding father of Austrian post-war art, today his overpaintings are in many renowned collections like the Tate Collection, London. PROVENANCE: Galerie van de Loo, Munich. Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in the 1960s). EXHIBITION: Arnulf Rainer. Der große Bogen, Kunsthalle Bern/Lenbachhaus Munich, 1977, with illu. on p. 44 (verso with the label of Kunsthalle Bern). Arnulf Rainer, Nationalgalerie Berlin / Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden / Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn / Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, November 20, 1980 - November 2, 1981, cat. no. 105, with black-and-white illu. on p. 61. "Coating over, covering up, overpainting is what kept Rainer occupied between 1954 and 1965, however, he hasn't stopped to paint over his works up until today. [..] This was Rainer's peculiar contribution to non-representationalism of the 1950s [..]." Otto Breicha, Arnulf Rainer. Überdeckungen, Vienna 1972, p. 5 Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 17.17 h +/- 20 min.
Eikopfbüste, 1959
Oil on board and on panel
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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103.0 x 73.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Eikopfbüste. 1959/1962. Oil on board and on panel. Signed, dated and titled in lower right. 73 x 103 cm (28.7 x 40.5 in), including artist frame. • From the first period of the overpaintings in which Rainer declares the extinction of the object as his anti art principle. • Up until today overpainting makes for the key principle in Rainer's creation and is considered his art-historically relevamt contribution to Post War Art. • Rainer's work emanates the free and unconventional spirict of the autodidact who left the academy after just a few days because of artistic controversies. • Since the 1960s part of a Southern German private collection. • Part of the solo show "Arnulf Rainer. Der große Bogen" at Kunsthalle Bern / Lenbachhaus Munich in 1977 and the grand retrospective at Nationalgalerie Berlin / Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and others. • Arnulf Rainer is a founding father of Austrian post-war art, today his overpaintings are in many renowned collections like the Tate Collection, London. PROVENANCE: Galerie van de Loo, Munich. Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in the 1960s). EXHIBITION: Arnulf Rainer. Der große Bogen, Kunsthalle Bern/Lenbachhaus Munich, 1977, with illu. on p. 44 (verso with the label of Kunsthalle Bern). Arnulf Rainer, Nationalgalerie Berlin / Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden / Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn / Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, November 20, 1980 - November 2, 1981, cat. no. 105, with black-and-white illu. on p. 61. "Coating over, covering up, overpainting is what kept Rainer occupied between 1954 and 1965, however, he hasn't stopped to paint over his works up until today. [..] This was Rainer's peculiar contribution to non-representationalism of the 1950s [..]." Otto Breicha, Arnulf Rainer. Überdeckungen, Vienna 1972, p. 5 Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 17.17 h +/- 20 min.
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Schwarze Übermalung auf Braun, 1955
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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Oil on canvas
97.0 x 180.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
Description
Schwarze Übermalung auf Braun. 1955/56. Oil on canvas. Verso signed and dated. 180 x 97 cm (70.8 x 38.1 in). [SM]. • Arnulf Rainer is one of the most important Austrian post-war artists. • "Schwarze Übermalung auf Braun" is one of the earliest characteristic overpaintings from the 1950s in which the black monochromy covers nearly the entire image surface. • Through the color's materiality, which is applied to the canvas layer by layer in gestural brushstrokes, Arnulf Rainer creates a mysterious inner structure. • The observer conceives the covering of the canvas with paint as a temporal process. PROVENANCE: Private collection Stuttgart. Private collection Hildegard Freifrau von Münchhausen, Munich. Collection Haniel, Duisburg (since 1984). EXHIBITION: Arnulf Rainer, Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, November 20, 1980 - February 1, 1981; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, February 13 - April 26, 1981; Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn, May 5 - June 21, 1981; Museum moderner Kunst/ Museum des XX. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, September 11 - November 2, 1981, p. 76, illu. on p.130. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 18.48 h +/- 20 min.
Schwarze Übermalung auf Braun, 1955
Oil on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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97.0 x 180.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Price not available
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Schwarze Übermalung auf Braun. 1955/56. Oil on canvas. Verso signed and dated. 180 x 97 cm (70.8 x 38.1 in). [SM]. • Arnulf Rainer is one of the most important Austrian post-war artists. • "Schwarze Übermalung auf Braun" is one of the earliest characteristic overpaintings from the 1950s in which the black monochromy covers nearly the entire image surface. • Through the color's materiality, which is applied to the canvas layer by layer in gestural brushstrokes, Arnulf Rainer creates a mysterious inner structure. • The observer conceives the covering of the canvas with paint as a temporal process. PROVENANCE: Private collection Stuttgart. Private collection Hildegard Freifrau von Münchhausen, Munich. Collection Haniel, Duisburg (since 1984). EXHIBITION: Arnulf Rainer, Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, November 20, 1980 - February 1, 1981; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, February 13 - April 26, 1981; Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn, May 5 - June 21, 1981; Museum moderner Kunst/ Museum des XX. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, September 11 - November 2, 1981, p. 76, illu. on p.130. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 18.48 h +/- 20 min.
€16,380
Miro Uberzichen, 1964
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
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etching with gouache on paper
21.0 x 21.0 cm
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€16,380
Auction Sale
Dec 8, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
signé et titré; signé et numéroté 95/100 sur l'étiquette MAT édition au dos estampe et gouache sur papier 21 X 21 cm ; 8¼x 8¼in. (image) ; 40 x 39,1 ; 15¾x 15⅜in. (frame) Exécutée en 1964, cette œuvre est le numéro 95 d'une édition en 100 exemplaires.
Miro Uberzichen, 1964
etching with gouache on paper
Dec 8, 2020
Sotheby's
€16,380
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21.0 x 21.0 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
Sotheby's
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€16,380
Description
signé et titré; signé et numéroté 95/100 sur l'étiquette MAT édition au dos estampe et gouache sur papier 21 X 21 cm ; 8¼x 8¼in. (image) ; 40 x 39,1 ; 15¾x 15⅜in. (frame) Exécutée en 1964, cette œuvre est le numéro 95 d'une édition en 100 exemplaires.
€75,300
Untitled, 1986
Sold on Nov 26, 2020
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oil, photograph (?) On wood
60.0 x 80.0 cm
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€75,300
Auction Sale
Nov 26, 2020
Dorotheum
Description
monogrammed R, oil, photograph (?) On wood, 80 x 60 cm, in partially painted aluminum frame, 83 x 63 cm
Untitled, 1986
oil, photograph (?) On wood
Nov 26, 2020
Dorotheum
€75,300
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60.0 x 80.0 cm
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Nov 26, 2020
Dorotheum
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€75,300
Description
monogrammed R, oil, photograph (?) On wood, 80 x 60 cm, in partially painted aluminum frame, 83 x 63 cm
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