Have One Like This?


Hans Hartung

German-French (1904-1989)
Abstract Composition (1947)


Price Realized: $84,375
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Have One Like This?

pastel on paper
sheet: 20 x 25 inches
signed lower left

from the estate of Ines Bausili acquired 1975, Galerie de France, Paris, FR, this work is listed in the archives and will appear in the catalog raisonné of Hans Hartung’s work undertaken by the Hartung Bergman Foundation

Very good condition; Several small tears along the very edge of the paper; top left corner is attached to mat board, whole sheet is not laid down; old repair center bottom, approximately 1″

Abstract Composition (Lot 19) was created by Hans Hartung in 1947, the same year of his first solo exhibition. This early work combines implied representational elements with vague layers of black and spontaneous patches of color. Hartung’s processes of chance and manipulation are both evident and playfully intertwine. The dramatic result seems natural for an artist who had described his painting practice as an, “act on the canvas.”

This work is listed in the Hartung Bergman Foundation archives and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné.

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