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Günther Uecker

Poesie der Destruktion, 1984

Mixed media on canvas
24 × 24 × 5 1/2 in
61 × 61 × 14 cm
This is a unique work.
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location
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, New York, San Francisco, Montecito
Certificate
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Heather James Fine Art
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, +3 more
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This work is registered in the Uecker Archiv under the number GU.84.015 and will be noted for …

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This work is registered in the Uecker Archiv under the number GU.84.015 and will be noted for inclusion in the forthcoming Uecker Catalogue Raisonné.
Provenance:
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale
Private Collection, Chicago, acquired from the above in 1985
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago
Heritage Auctions, …

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Medium
Mixed Media
Condition
Artwork in good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed verso, "Poesie der Destruktion, 84, Uecker"
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
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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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Heather James Fine Art
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, +3 more
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This work is registered in the Uecker Archiv under the number GU.84.015 and will be noted for …

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This work is registered in the Uecker Archiv under the number GU.84.015 and will be noted for inclusion in the forthcoming Uecker Catalogue Raisonné.
Provenance:
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale
Private Collection, Chicago, acquired from the above in 1985
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago
Heritage Auctions, …

Read more
Medium
Mixed Media
Condition
Artwork in good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed verso, "Poesie der Destruktion, 84, Uecker"
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
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

Poesie der Destruktion, 1984

Mixed media on canvas
24 × 24 × 5 1/2 in
61 × 61 × 14 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, New York, San Francisco, Montecito
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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