• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 7835

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    12 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 166

    Hanne Darboven (1941-2009)


    Price Realised  


    Hanne Darboven (1941-2009)
    signed, inscribed and dated 'h.d. 1968 NYC' (lower left of the last sheet)
    31 sheets--ink on paper
    each: 8¼ x 11in. (21 x 28cm.)
    Executed in 1968 (31)

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    'Born in 1941, the artist grew up in an upper-middle class business family in Hamburg-Harburg. In 1966, while she was still studying the visual arts, she moved to New York for two years, where she got to know Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard and Kasper König, who supported her artistic work. It was in New York, where Conceptual Art and Minimal Art were developing at the time, that she created her first geometrical constructions on graph paper. In 1968, Darboven began numerical additions with calendar dates. The starting point was the cross sum of the date, the so-called K value, which is named after the construction and the boxes which visualise this value' (www.culturebase.net). It was during this year that Darboven created Konstruktion, a monumental work for the time comprising of 31 sheets of ink on paper.

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    Galerie Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf.
    Private Collection, Austria.