Hans Hartung, ‘5 aguafuertes’, 1971, Christie's
Hans Hartung, ‘5 aguafuertes’, 1971, Christie's
Hans Hartung, ‘5 aguafuertes’, 1971, Christie's
Hans Hartung, ‘5 aguafuertes’, 1971, Christie's
Hans Hartung, ‘5 aguafuertes’, 1971, Christie's

Each initialled and inscribed Bon à tirer in pencil, some with annotation in the margins, a bon à tirer set before the edition of 75 published by Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, with wide margins, some inky handling marks and surface dirt in the margins, lacking the original portfolio case.
Plate 520 x 790 mm., Sheet 745 x 1050 mm. (and smaller)

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Rainer Michael Mason 283-85, 287, 290

Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona.

About Hans Hartung

Hans Hartung is associated with post-war Art Informel artists such as Karel Appel, Jean-Paul Riopelle, and Jean Dubuffet. After being a prisoner of war and losing a leg as a soldier with the Foreign Legion (between 1939 and 1945), Hartung returned to Paris, where he became particularly interested in spontaneity, irrationality, and freedom of form. Rather than trying to control the process as earlier abstract painters had, Hartung applied paint with garden rakes, spray paint, and olive branches, embracing accidental and unexpected outcomes. "In my opinion the painting which is called abstract is none of the 'Isms' of which there have been so many lately," he said. "It is neither a 'style' nor an 'epoch' in art history, but merely a new means of expression, a different human language—one which is more direct than that of earlier painting." Notable influences include Emil Nolde, Oskar Kokoschka, and other German expressionists.

French-German, 1904-1989, Leipzig, Germany, based in France

Solo Shows

2018
Kunstmuseum Bonn, 
Bonn, Germany,
Hans Hartung: Painting as an Experiment – Works from 1962-1989

Group Shows

2018
London,
Art Informel
2018
2017
Galerie Pascal Lansberg, 
Paris,
Lyrical Abstraction of the 50's
2015
2007
Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, 
Castelbasso, Province of Teramo, Italy,
Nel Segno della Materia - Pittura Informale Europea e Americana
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