Auctionata /Jun 20, 2014
Artworks in Arcadja908
Some works of Arnulf RainerExtracted between 908 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Christie's -Nov 4, 2014 - AmsterdamLot number: 1
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Arnulf Rainer (b. 1929) Maximilian Schell (from the series Fest Spieler) signed and dedicted 'für Maximilian Schell A Rainer' (lower right) mixed media over a photograph 29 x 40.5 cm. Executed in 2001 A gift from the artist to Maximilian Schell. 'Art is liberating' Austrian by birth, Swiss by circumstance and international by reputation, Maximilian Schell was a distinguished actor, director, writer and producer. Indeed, Schell was one of the most successful non-English speaking actors in the history of American cinema. He will perhaps be best remembered for his Oscar-winning performance in Stanley Kramer's Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). However, his more overlooked yet equally lasting legacy lies in his assemblage of an unparalleled collection of Post-War & Contemporary art. Schell's success was not exclusive to German roles. His repertoire ranged from Venezuelan leader Simón Bolívar to Russian emperor Peter the Great, and a Pharaoh to Einstein and Lenin. His role as the latter in the television film Stalin (1992) earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. His title-role in Shakespeare's Hamlet directed by legend Gustav Gründgens, is considered to rank alongside Laurence Olivier as 'one of the greatest Hamlets ever'. In 2002, Schell produced his most intimate film, My sister Maria, a documentary about his sister, noted actress Maria Schell. In the film, he chronicles her life, career and eventual diminished capacity due to illness. Maria's affected mental state made it difficult for her to distinguish between fiction and reality, a state of being that was to bring her into debt and force Schell to part with some of his most beloved paintings in order to save their childhood home. Schell's ultimate parting with his collection, at this time, was balanced by the knowledge that they would bring delight to their new owners. Having been surrounded by the arts, theatre and literature as a child born into an artistic family (Schell's mother was herself an actress and his parents fostered friendships with numerous contemporary painters), Schell carried an affection for the arts throughout his life. It is no surprise, therefore, that in addition to painting vocationally he eventually developed this passion by amassing an enviable collection of his own. The depths of this passion he held for the arts is revealed by the heartfelt expression that 'art is liberating'. In particular, Schell maintained an unrelenting pursuit of perfection, shown in his infatuation with Josef Albers' own lifelong experimentation with colour. Schell first encountered Josef Albers' work at the Sidney Janis Gallery in the early 1970s, where, every two years, Albers would present his latest 'platters to serve colour' (Albers, quoted in N. Fox Weber, Josef Albers, p. 10). Schell instantly recognised a level of sophistication in Albers' subtlety, akin to his own ideals as a director and actor. As a collector, Schell avoided fashionable artwork in search of timeless masterpieces. When Schell started to collect Albers' work from these exhibitions, he was contributing to an already impressive collection which included works by Paul Klee, Mark Rothko and Jean Dubuffet. It was Sidney Janis who finally introduced Schell to the artist whose work had so captivated him, sparking a friendship that would last until Albers' death in 1976. Maximilian Schell had a unique understanding of both Albers' work and mentality. Indeed it was Albers' commitment to attaining perfection which aligned with Schell's own that would tie the pair together as they embarked on their long lasting friendship. By the end of Albers' life, Schell was both a close friend and to some extent a heroic father figure. With his sharpness of eye, the intimacy of their relationship and the understanding of Albers' goals, Schell amassed a collection of unique quality and integrity. Indeed, this was the largest private collection of the artist's work to have been formed during Albers' lifetime, a tribute to the mutual passion for art. THE MAXIMILIAN SCHELL ESTATE Vienna, Galerie Ulysses.
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Arnulf Rainer (b.1929) - Eichenblatt heliogravure with drypoit printed in colours, 1986, signed and numbered from the edition of 90, published by Galerie Bernd Kluser and Editions Schellmann, Munich and New York, on wove paper, with full margins, 795 x 600 mm (31 3/8 x 23 5/8 in) IMPORTANT: This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.
Auction: Kaupp -Jun 27, 2014 - SulzburgLot number: 2165
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Description: «Professor Handendoeks». Offsetlithograph in colours on Japon. Signed lower right and titled in the print. Numbered XVII/XL lower left, as well as signed again in the print. Unframed. Printed by Klein and Volbert, Munich. Authentication: We would like to thank Mrs Clara Ditz, daughter of the artist, for the authentication via e-mail, based on photos. Provenance: private collection Southern Baden. Catalogue raisonné: Tusch L 59 A. Rainer, Arnulf. Geb. 1929 Baden b. Wien, lebt und arbeitet in Enzenkirchen und auf Teneriffa. «Professor Handendoeks». Farboffsetlithographie auf Japanpapier. U.r. sign. und im Druck bet. U.l. XVII/XL num. sowie im Druck nochmals sign. H. 31,6, B. 23,2 cm (Darstellungsgröße). Ungerahmt. Gedruckt bei Klein und Volbert, München. Echtheitsbestätigung: Wir danken Frau Clara Ditz, Tochter des Künstlers, für die Bestätigung der Echtheit via E-Mail, anhand von Photos. Provenienz: Privatsammlung Südbaden. Werkverzeichnis: Tusch L 59 A. Reserve Price: 300 €
Auction: Auctionata -Jun 20, 2014 - BerlinLot number: 70
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The present work is a typical unique self-portrait from the series ‘Face Farces’’’’ by Arnulf Rainer. In 1968, the artist began to experiment with physiognomic perversions of his own facial expressions by using a photo booth and later a commissioned photographer. Rainer usually over-painted the resulting photographs, in order to intensify the distorted facial expressions displayed in his portrays. The core subject of the series was to explore the situation and living condition of mentally ill persons who are consistently exposed to a (pretended) healthy society. Especially the early works that were taken inside a photo booth corresponded to the principle of immediacy that characterized the artistic approach by representatives of the Viennese Actionism. The work is in good condition considering its age. The paper is slightly wavy and shows light traces of the studio. The upper corners are verso mounted onto the rear cardboard of the passe-partout. The piece is titled, signed and dated with pencil lower right ‘‘Knistern‘ A. Reiner 73’’’’. The frame is in good condition with only small traces of wear. The framed work measures 71.5 x 82 cm and the size of the work itself is 49.5 x 60 cm. Arnulf Rainer (b. 1929) Arnulf Rainer was born in Baden near Vienna in 1929. In 1947 he encountered international contemporary art first time during a British Council exhibition in Klagenfurt, which showed works by Paul Nash, Francis Bacon, Stanley Spencer and Henry Moore. After graduating from a trade school, Rainer was accepted at the Akademie für angewandte Kunst in Vienna, which he left immediately. Neither did he stay at the Akademie für bildende Künste. In 1951 he held his first exhibition together with a group of artists. In the same year Rainer, together with Maria Lassnig, visited André Breton in Paris. Shortly afterwards his works were exhibited in a gallery in Frankfurt, one of the first manifestations of ‘Art Informel’’’’ in Central Europe. Between 1953 and 59 he began working on a series of so-called reductions, precursors to his famous ‘Overpaintings’’’’. In 1966 Rainer was awarded the Austrian State Prize for graphics. Two years later, the Museum of the 20th Century in Vienna held a first retrospective. In 1981 he was appointed professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and was given emeritus status in 1995. Rainer now lives and works in Enzenkirchen and Tenerife. Arnulf Rainer’’’’s works can be found in the collections of the MoMA in New York, the Tate Gallery in London and the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. In 2009 the the Arnulf Rainer Museum was opened in Baden. Arnulf Rainer (b. 1929), Mixed Media, ‘Knistern’’, 1973 Arnulf Rainer (b. 1929), Mixed Media, ‘Knistern’’, 1973 Mixed media: over-painted photograph Austria, 1973 Arnulf Rainer (b. 1929) – Austrian painter Titled, signed and dated with pencil lower right ‘‘Knistern‘ A. Reiner 73’’’’ Typical unique over-painted photography Overall dimensions, framed: Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Germany Expressive piece of the series ‘Face Farces’’’’ that illustrates the work of Rainer par excellence The present work is a typical unique self-portrait from the series ‘Face Farces’’ by Arnulf Rainer. In 1968, the artist began to experiment with ...
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Description: Arnulf RAINER (né en 1929) GOYA SERIE N°23 - 1983 Technique mixte sur photographie Signée en bas à droite "A Rainer" h: 24 w: 17 cm Provenance : Galerie Stadler, Paris Collection particulière, Paris Commentaire : MIXED MEDIA ON PHOTOGRAPHY; SIGNED LOWER RIGHT