Erstes Mauerbild, Rainer Fetting
Rainer Fetting
Erstes Mauerbild
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Rainer Fetting

Erstes Mauerbild, 1977


Dimensions
160.0 x 190.0 cm
Physical Description
Tempera on canvas
Inventory Number
2332
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 as a gift from Rainer Fetting
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Just like in a ‘film noir’: Berlin by night, expressionist shadows and a mysteriously lit window. It is in stark contrast to the artificial colours in the sulphurous yellow sky and the violet-blue wall. In 1977 Rainer Fetting exhibited his ‘First Painting of the Wall’ at the Galerie am Moritzplatz, which he had founded together with Salomé, Helmut Middendorf and Luciano. The ‘Moritzboys’ would later become famous for their expressive painting and be called Neue Wilde (New Wild Ones). Fetting lived near the wall at the time. This painting is an allegory of life in the divided city.

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Title
Erstes Mauerbild (Original Title)
Title Translation
First Painting of the Wall
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Object Type
Physical Description
Tempera on canvas
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© Rainer Fetting
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 as a gift from Rainer Fetting

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06.08.2019