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Hans Hartung

Untilted, 1980

Acrylic on paper stuck on canvas
39 2/5 × 25 3/5 in
100 × 65 cm
This is a unique work.
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About the work
Provenance
M
Millon

This work will be included in the catalog raisonné in preparation by the Hartung Bergman Foundation

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This work will be included in the catalog raisonné in preparation by the Hartung Bergman Foundation

This work is listed under the number CT HH5815-0 In the archives of the Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman Foundation

A certificate of authenticity from the Hartung-Bergman Foundation will be provided to the buyer

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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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About the work
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M
Millon

This work will be included in the catalog raisonné in preparation by the Hartung Bergman Foundation

Read more

This work will be included in the catalog raisonné in preparation by the Hartung Bergman Foundation

This work is listed under the number CT HH5815-0 In the archives of the Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman Foundation

A certificate of authenticity from the Hartung-Bergman Foundation will be provided to the buyer

Signature
Monogram Lower left
Image rights
Courtesy of Millon
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

Untilted, 1980

Acrylic on paper stuck on canvas
39 2/5 × 25 3/5 in
100 × 65 cm
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
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