Coup de Pied, Raymond Hains
Raymond Hains
Coup de Pied
Back to top

Raymond Hains

Coup de Pied, 1960


Dimensions
103.0 x 110.0 cm
Physical Description
Billboard-tearing on canvas
Inventory Number
2284
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display

Texts

About the Work

In what is a brutal attack on the panel painting, Raymond Hains mounted a torn-off poster surface onto a piece of canvas. It is not known for certain whether he intervened in his find in any way. As a member of the Nouveaux Réalistes, he handled reality in a provocative manner. In this décollage, the surface of the present breaks open to reveal shreds of the past; word and image fragments unite anew – a book, and a leg lifted to perform a ‘coup de pied’, a kick, are discernible. The result is a pictorially powerful visualisation of memory and history.

Audio & Video

  • 02:14
    Basic information
  • 02:08
    Focus on art history
  • 02:25
    Focus on cultural history
  • KunstIStück – Raymond Hains: Coup de Pied
    Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Raymond Hains: Coup de Pied (Fußtritt), 1960, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/coup-de-pied#yt

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Coup de Pied (Original Title)
Title Translation
Kick
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Billboard-tearing on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 46B3531 bill-board
  • 46B353 poster
Secondary
  • 49L12 Roman script; scripts based on the Roman alphabet
Associative

More to discover

Albums

Contact

Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?

Last import

15.05.2019