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Josef Mikl, Painting, Portrait, Austria, 1987

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Josef Mikl, Painting, Portrait, Austria, 1987

Lot 0104 Details

Description
Acrylic on canvas
Austria, 1987
Josef Mikl (1929-2008) – Austrian painter of the Informel
Portrait of the artist’s gallery owner Mr. Sailer
Stretcher: 99.5 x 80 cm
Provenance: Private Collection, Spain
Very good condition

Josef Mikl is regarded one of the defining personalities of Austrian art after 1945 and presumably the most important exponent of Austrian Informel; his paintings fetch up to €168,000 on the international auction market



This painting from 1987 depicts the portrait of the gallery owner Sailer from Salzburg. Portraits are a rare subject matter in the oeuvre of the artist. Josef Mikl was regarded one of the defining personalities of the Austrian art after 1945 and presumably the most important exponent of the Austrian Informel.



The painting is in very good condition. The stretcher measures 99.5 x 80 cm.



Josef Mikl (1929-2008)

Born in Vienna in 1929, Mikl attended the Grafische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt from 1946 until 1948 and afterwards studied painting under Josef Dobrowsky at the Academy of Vienna until 1955. He quickly acquired a reputation as a leading representative of the Austrian abstraction. Mikl was next to Maria Lassnig and Friedensreich Hundertwasser a member of the legendary Wiener Art Club, the most important artist meeting point of the early 1950s. After their resolution he founded the well-known Galerie nächst St. Stephan together with Wolfgang Hollegha, Markus Prachensky and Arnulf Rainer in 1956, which was to become an essential institution of post-war modernity. The painter represented Austria at the 34. Venice Biennale in 1968 and was called to the Academy of Vienna in 1969, where he took over a master class for painting. (tm)


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Josef Mikl, Painting, Portrait, Austria, 1987

Estimate €6,400 - €8,000
Dec 04, 2014
Starting Price €4,000
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0104: Josef Mikl, Painting, Portrait, Austria, 1987

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Lot 0104 Details

Description
...
Acrylic on canvas
Austria, 1987
Josef Mikl (1929-2008) – Austrian painter of the Informel
Portrait of the artist’s gallery owner Mr. Sailer
Stretcher: 99.5 x 80 cm
Provenance: Private Collection, Spain
Very good condition

Josef Mikl is regarded one of the defining personalities of Austrian art after 1945 and presumably the most important exponent of Austrian Informel; his paintings fetch up to €168,000 on the international auction market



This painting from 1987 depicts the portrait of the gallery owner Sailer from Salzburg. Portraits are a rare subject matter in the oeuvre of the artist. Josef Mikl was regarded one of the defining personalities of the Austrian art after 1945 and presumably the most important exponent of the Austrian Informel.



The painting is in very good condition. The stretcher measures 99.5 x 80 cm.



Josef Mikl (1929-2008)

Born in Vienna in 1929, Mikl attended the Grafische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt from 1946 until 1948 and afterwards studied painting under Josef Dobrowsky at the Academy of Vienna until 1955. He quickly acquired a reputation as a leading representative of the Austrian abstraction. Mikl was next to Maria Lassnig and Friedensreich Hundertwasser a member of the legendary Wiener Art Club, the most important artist meeting point of the early 1950s. After their resolution he founded the well-known Galerie nächst St. Stephan together with Wolfgang Hollegha, Markus Prachensky and Arnulf Rainer in 1956, which was to become an essential institution of post-war modernity. The painter represented Austria at the 34. Venice Biennale in 1968 and was called to the Academy of Vienna in 1969, where he took over a master class for painting. (tm)


Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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