Otto Piene
German, 1928-2014
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Otto Piene - Selected Works 1957 - 2014,
Galerie Krinzinger
2017
Light Ballet,
Sprüth Magers
2016
Otto Piene. Black Melt & Light Rays,
Ludorff

A founder of the 1960s Dusseldorf-based Group Zero, Otto Piene is best known for his paintings made with smoke and fire. Called Rauchbilder (smoke pictures), Piene applied solvent to pigmented paper and lit it on fire, developing images in the residual soot. Piene also created outdoor “figures” made from smoke that …

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