Hans Hartung (1904-1989)
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Hans Hartung (1904-1989)


Hans Hartung (1904-1989)
signed and dated 'Hartung 50' (lower right)
oil on canvas
38¼ x 57½in. (97 x 146cm.)
Painted in 1950
Galerie Louis Carré, Paris.
Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva.
Albert Loeb Gallery, New York.
Galerie Stangl, Munich.
Galerie Applicat-Prazan, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Zen 49, 1987, no. 166.
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Lot Essay

This work will be included in the forthcoming Hans Hartung catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Foundation Hans Hartung and Eva Bergman, Antibes.

"Before the blank canvas I feel the need to make a certain spot, a certain color, or a mark. The first marks lead to others. Colors lead to signs which in turn suggest marks whose roles might be to support or to contradict what already exists as much as to stabilize the painting. In any case, I act at first with complete liberty. It is the work, as it goes along, that limits my choices" (Hartung, quoted in R. Borderier, "L'Art et la manière: Hartung ou l'improvisation travaillée", in Art d'Aujourd'hui, March-April 1954, pp. 44-45).

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