Optische Täuschung, Georg Herold
Georg Herold
Optische Täuschung
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Georg Herold

Optische Täuschung, 1989


Dimensions
270.0 x 210.0 cm
Physical Description
Roof battens, galvanised (copper) and bricks
Inventory Number
2424
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 as a gift from Benedikt Taschen
Status
Not on display

Texts

About the Acquisition

Benedikt Taschen, who lives in Cologne, Berlin and Los Angeles, is an important publisher and collector of art. In 1980, at the young age of nineteen, he opened a shop for comic-book literature in his home town of Cologne, which soon afterwards led to the founding of the internationally famous Taschen Verlag. His innovative idea of publishing illustrated books on art in high print runs enabled a broad section of the public to acquire the publications inexpensively. He also collected artists of his own generation in particular, including Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger, and promoted their work. The Städel is indebted to Benedikt Taschen and his outstanding collecting activities and generous commitment for extensive gifts of contemporary art to the museum.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Optische Täuschung (Original Title)
Title Translation
Optical Illusion
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Roof battens, galvanised (copper) and bricks
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 as a gift from Benedikt Taschen

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D342(RECTANGLE) regular quadrilateral (RECTANGLE)
  • 49D33 triangle (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry

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Last update

19.10.2021