Silkscreen/Serigraph - Signed - 230 - without frame - 1977
|Title of artwork:||Composition from La Lune en Rodage III|
|Total dimensions (H/ W/ D in cm):||28 x 28 cm|
|Sold with frame:||without frame|
Günter Fruhtrunk: Composition from La Lune en Rodage III
Medium: Silkscreen Print
Dimensions: 28 x 28 cm
Editor: Edition Panderma, Basel
Year: published 1977
Edition: This is an unnumbered copy of 230 editions (65 hors commerce were unnumbered)
Provenance: Edition Panderma, Carl Laszlo, Basel
Galerie von Bartha, Basel
Private Collection, Basel
Condition / Restauration:
mint archival condition
A rare limited edition of the portable collection of post-war and contemporary art La Lune en Rodage III. This is an unnumbered copy of 230 editions (65 hors commerce were unnumbered) and part of the third serie of the La Lune en Rodage books. La Lune en Rodage was published in three volumes in 1960, 1965 and 1977 containing a total of approximately 180 art pieces which provide an account of the artistic avant-garde scene between the 1950s and 1970s. The art works were gathered by Carl Laslzo and included the greatest artists of the time who contributed with important pieces, often marking a turning point in their production and carriers: Enrico Castellani’s work for example is his first documented graphic work and Piero Manzoni's multiple Achrome is the only one produced by the artist.
Günter Fruhtrunk (May, 1923 - 12 December 1982) was a German painter and printmaker, who is classified as a geometric abstract artist and whose work relates to Op Art. Fruhtrunk studied architecture at the Technische Hochschule in Munich, which he gave up after two semesters to join the army as a volunteer in the fall of 1941. In 1945, Fruhtrunk began to study privately under the painter and printmaker William Straube in Neufrach, who was a student of Hölzel and Matisse. In 1954 he received a scholarship from the Land Baden-Württemberg and the Gouvernement Français and moved to Paris, to work in the studios of Léger and Arp. During the 1960s the painter mainly lived and worked in France. In 1961 he received the Prix Jean Arp in Cologne and in 1966 he was awarded the silver medal of the Prix d'Europe in Ostende. In 1963 he appeared in the film documentary "School of Paris: (5 Artists at Work)" by American filmmaker Warren Forma. In 1967, Fruhtrunk began teaching at the Munich art academy. It was Fruhtrunk who transformed the ideas of Constructivism to a colorful rhythmical pictorial world, by creating a dynamic language of form with vector-like diagonal lines arranged strictly rhythmically according to their alternating colors. Fruhtrunk committed suicide in his studio at the Munich art academy on 12 December 1982.
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