AR Penck - Die Büchse der Pandora

AR Penck - Die Büchse der Pandora
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You are bidding here on an original screen print by AR Penck from the 90s entitled "Die Büchse der Pandora".

Artist: AR Penck
Title: Die Büchse der Pandora
Edition 40 copies plus e.a. (this is an artist's copy!)
Dimensions: 80 x 80 cm
Signed by A. R. Penck.
Year of origin: around 1995
Material: thick handmade paper
Very rare item.
The graphic is in very good condition.

AR Penck (1939 - 2017)

AR Penck (born 5 October 1939 in Dresden, † 2 May 2017 in Zurich), actually Ralf Winkler (pseudonyms were Tancred Mitschel, Mike Hammer, TM, Mickey Spilane, Theodor Marx, aY or Y) was a German painter, graphic artist, sculptor and jazz musician.

The German painter, sculptor, musician and writer A.R. Penck, whose real name is Ralf Winkler, was born in Dresden in 1939 and was initially active in East Berlin in divided Germany. Penck's paintings are inspired by prehistoric art and are characterised by the use of figurative language elements such as stick figures, signs and symbols.

Penck is also considered the father of the "Neue Wilden", a movement of the early 1980s with an ironic and provocative aesthetic. In one of his first paintings from 1955, entitled "Torture", Penck already depicted a naked man lying on a kind of springbok. Several men around him torment him.

When photography and video stirred up art in the mid-1980s, Penck made wooden sculptures. The respected artist-nomad was never only fixated on painting anyway. He wrote theoretical texts, poems with a lot of wit and essays. His secret love was music. Penck played the piano and guitar and was a jazz musician.

His last works - colourful abstract paintings in red, black and white - were created in Dublin. Penck had moved there because of his love of jazz. Penck's last works resemble a wild, joyful score and reflect his passion for music, especially free jazz and jazz rock. They express the mood of the soul of an artist who was more at peace with himself and the world.

Two large main figures are depicted here next to a group of people, presumably members of an indigenous people. A.R. Penck, whose artist's name derives from the Ice Age explorer of the same name, was fascinated by Stone Age culture and its expressions of early man. The title refers to Penck's romanticised view that the development from a life close to nature to the technologised modern age had opened Pandora's box and brought suffering to mankind.

Detalles del lote
AR Penck
Título de la obra de arte
Die Büchse der Pandora
Firmado a mano
En excelente estado
Dimensiones totales
80×80×0.25 cm
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