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Hans Hartung

L-!8, 1957

Lithograph
19 1/2 × 11 3/4 in
49.5 × 29.8 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts
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Hartung, Hans. L-18. Schmucking, page 81. Lithograph in black, 1957. Edition of 50. Numbered 5/50 …

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Hartung, Hans. L-18. Schmucking, page 81. Lithograph in black, 1957. Edition of 50. Numbered 5/50 and signed in pencil. 19 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches, 655 x 300 mm. (image), 25 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches (sheet). Printed on BFK Rives paper. Printed by Jean Pons, Paris, and published by Berggruen, Paris. In excellent condition

Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Berggruen, Paris
Hans Hartung
French-German, 1904–1989
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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.

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Hartung, Hans. L-18. Schmucking, page 81. Lithograph in black, 1957. Edition of 50. Numbered 5/50 …

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Hartung, Hans. L-18. Schmucking, page 81. Lithograph in black, 1957. Edition of 50. Numbered 5/50 and signed in pencil. 19 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches, 655 x 300 mm. (image), 25 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches (sheet). Printed on BFK Rives paper. Printed by Jean Pons, Paris, and published by Berggruen, Paris. In excellent condition

Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Berggruen, Paris
Hans Hartung
French-German, 1904–1989
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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.

Hans Hartung

L-!8, 1957

Lithograph
19 1/2 × 11 3/4 in
49.5 × 29.8 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
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