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Günther Uecker

Littenheid II, 1980

Mixed technik - sand, aquarell, pencile - on hand made paper
4 7/10 × 6 3/10 in
12 × 16 cm
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Galerie La Ligne
Zürich
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Size with frame 39.5 x 47.5 cm with museums glass

Size with frame 39.5 x 47.5 cm with museums glass

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Hand signed with date on the front
Günther Uecker
German, b. 1930
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Günther Uecker is best known for his undulating reliefs using hammered nails, the signature medium he began to explore in the late 1950s. Active while Piero Manzoni and Lucio Fontana were similarly turning to nontraditional materials and techniques, Uecker joined the avant-garde Group Zero in 1961 with Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. Influenced by studies of light, optics, oscillation, and electricity, Uecker has created series of “light nails” and light boxes, kinetic nails (including revolving sacks of nails), and kinetic installations and machines using sand and water. He also used nails to scratch motifs into wet paint and to turn furniture and objects into bristling sculptures.

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Size with frame 39.5 x 47.5 cm with museums glass

Size with frame 39.5 x 47.5 cm with museums glass

Signature
Hand signed with date on the front
Günther Uecker
German, b. 1930
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Günther Uecker is best known for his undulating reliefs using hammered nails, the signature medium he began to explore in the late 1950s. Active while Piero Manzoni and Lucio Fontana were similarly turning to nontraditional materials and techniques, Uecker joined the avant-garde Group Zero in 1961 with Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. Influenced by studies of light, optics, oscillation, and electricity, Uecker has created series of “light nails” and light boxes, kinetic nails (including revolving sacks of nails), and kinetic installations and machines using sand and water. He also used nails to scratch motifs into wet paint and to turn furniture and objects into bristling sculptures.

Günther Uecker

Littenheid II, 1980

Mixed technik - sand, aquarell, pencile - on hand made paper
4 7/10 × 6 3/10 in
12 × 16 cm
This is a unique work.
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location
Zürich
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