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Hans Hartung
P. 1970 A.17

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Hans Hartung
German/French (1904-1989)
P. 1970 A.17 (1970)
Estimate: $30,000-$50,000

Price Realized: $62,500

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acrylic on carton
sheet: 28 x 40 inches
signed lower right

from the estate of Ines Bausili
acquired 1973, 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

Excellent condition. No apparent issues.

Hartung’s lines continue to gain fluidness throughout his career. Configurations of long rhythmical brushstrokes became more technically formal, and his gestural paintings, once characterized by an impulsive delivery of expression, had blossomed into a layered chiaroscuro. In Lot 20, P 1970 A.17, Hartung’s later process is visible, his approach has been stripped-down, become more intentional, and gesture gives way to liquid motion.

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