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Portfolio comprising five lithographs, partly in colors, one text and one justification sheet on BFK Rives wove paper (watermark)
One added lithograph on BFK Rives wove paper (watermark)
Germany, 1991
Raimund Girke (1930-2002) – German painter
Five sheets each signed and dated lower right in pencil ‘Girke 91’
One sheet lower left signed in pencil ‘Raimund Girke’
Six sheets each dedicated lower right in pencil ‘für Josef Kovacs’
The text sheet signed in pencil lower center ‘Raimund Girke’
Six sheets each with the blindstamp of the lithographic print workshop Stoob, St. Gallen
Publisher: Gallery and publishing house Aras, Saulgau
In cardboard portfolio
Image dimensions: from 60,3 x 80 cm to 64,2 x 85,8 cm
Very good condition
Very fine series of lithographs by Raimund Girke in which he explores the effect of color ; Paintings by the artist fetch up to €54.000 at international auctions
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Raimund Girkes artistic work is characterized by the study of color in terms of its energy and material quality. After almost monochromatic white paintings, the artist used from 1977 also the colors blue, brown and black and emphasizes the contrast between light and dark. In the present lithographs from 1991, black printing ink, applied in broad brushstrokes unfolds different light-dark effects to which also the title ‘Schattenlicht” (shade light) alludes.

All five lithographs of the Portfolio ‘Schattenlicht’ are each signed and dated lower right in pencil ‘Girke 91’ and dedicated lower left in pencil ‘für Josef Kovacs’. The text sheet is signed lower center in pencil ‘Raimund Girke’. The added lithograph is dedicated and signed lower left in pencil ’für Josef Kovacs – Raimund Girke’. All sheets are in very good condition. The images measure from 60.3 x 80 cm to 64.2 x 85.8 cm. The portfolio sheets measure 93 x 73 cm, the added sheet 60.3 x 80 cm.

Raimund Girke (1930-2002)

Born in Lower Silesia the artist first studied from 1951 to 1952 at the Art School Hannover and then till 1956 at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf. From 1971 to 1996 Girke was professor at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Based on an intensive study of the informal Girke developed a systematic method for reducing color. At the beginning of the 1960s he created almost monochrome white paintings that receive a modulating structure only by the plasticity of the color application or sublime shades of grey. It was the ambition of the artist to make color energies noticeable and give the painting despite its materiality an immaterial effect, which is evident even in his late often re-colored work. Today paintings by the artist can be found in collections of many museums. (fea)

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Raimund Girke, Portfolio, ‘Schattenlicht’, 1991

Estimate €1,600 - €2,000Nov 14, 2014
Starting Price €1,000
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