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Günther Uecker

Untitled, 1981

Mixed media on board in wooden construction
10 3/4 × 14 3/4 × 2 1/2 in
27.3 × 37.5 × 6.4 cm
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Signed and dated in pencil lower left: Uecker 81
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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
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Heritage Auctions
Signature
Signed and dated in pencil lower left: Uecker 81
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Untitled, 1981

Mixed media on board in wooden construction
10 3/4 × 14 3/4 × 2 1/2 in
27.3 × 37.5 × 6.4 cm
Bidding closed
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