Hans Hartung, ‘G 27 (Mason 115)’, 1957, Doyle
Hans Hartung, ‘G 27 (Mason 115)’, 1957, Doyle

signed and numbered 11/100 in pencil, printed and published by Lacouriére, Paris and with their blindstamp, with full margins, framed.

16.625 x 12.5 inches; 422 x 318 mm.
Sheet: 26.25 x 19.75 inches; 667 x 502 mm.

Condition: Lightstain and matstain, affixed with tape along top sheet edge verso to top mat, some unobtrusive handling creases and minor foxing in the margins and verso, otherwise in good condition.

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

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

Group Shows

Current stock
10H TS
Galerie Pascal Lansberg, 
Lyrical Abstraction of the 50's
Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, 
Castelbasso, Province of Teramo, Italy,
Nel Segno della Materia - Pittura Informale Europea e Americana
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