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Otto Piene

Rastersonne, 2009

Gold varnish on clay
18 1/2 × 18 1/2 × 4/5 in
47 × 47 × 2 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£6,600
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Edition of 99, each piece is unique

Fire, earth and metal: these elementary forces played a very …

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Edition of 99, each piece is unique

Fire, earth and metal: these elementary forces played a very important role in the oeuvre of Otto Piene. After many years of artistic productions in 2006 he discovered a new material for his art works: ceramic.

He created wonderful mural reliefs in ceramic. He dropped viscous …

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Otto Piene
German, 1928–2014
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A founder of the 1960s Dusseldorf-based Group Zero, Otto Piene is best known for his paintings made with smoke and fire. Called Rauchbilder (smoke pictures), Piene applied solvent to pigmented paper and lit it on fire, developing images in the residual soot. Piene also created outdoor “figures” made from smoke that floated overhead—what he coined as “Sky Art”—including Olympic Rainbow, a project created for the ill-fated 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. For nearly 20 years, Piene served as the director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in 2008, with Heinz Mack and Mattijs Visser, he co-founded the International ZERO Foundation to archive documents, projects, and images produced by the famous Dusseldorf collective.

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Fire, earth and metal: these elementary forces played a very …

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Edition of 99, each piece is unique

Fire, earth and metal: these elementary forces played a very important role in the oeuvre of Otto Piene. After many years of artistic productions in 2006 he discovered a new material for his art works: ceramic.

He created wonderful mural reliefs in ceramic. He dropped viscous …

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Otto Piene
German, 1928–2014
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A founder of the 1960s Dusseldorf-based Group Zero, Otto Piene is best known for his paintings made with smoke and fire. Called Rauchbilder (smoke pictures), Piene applied solvent to pigmented paper and lit it on fire, developing images in the residual soot. Piene also created outdoor “figures” made from smoke that floated overhead—what he coined as “Sky Art”—including Olympic Rainbow, a project created for the ill-fated 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. For nearly 20 years, Piene served as the director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in 2008, with Heinz Mack and Mattijs Visser, he co-founded the International ZERO Foundation to archive documents, projects, and images produced by the famous Dusseldorf collective.

Otto Piene

Rastersonne, 2009

Gold varnish on clay
18 1/2 × 18 1/2 × 4/5 in
47 × 47 × 2 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£6,600
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