Twofinger, Antonius Höckelmann;  Originaltitel
Antonius Höckelmann
Twofinger
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Antonius Höckelmann Originaltitel

Twofinger, 1961 – 1963 (casting 1987)


Dimensions
121.0 x 60.0 x 37.0 cm
Physical Description
Bronze
Inventory Number
St.P639
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support of the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art, room 17 / 18

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About the Work

This bronze sculpture has a gnarled look suggesting natural growth, but its fragile form and upward reach lend it a certain elegance. The unsteady multi-membered structure, with a round shape supporting a tapering one, merely hints at flesh and bones. Rather than the rationality of modern art, Höckelmann opted for the principles of pre-modern, Baroque formal languages. The gestural element and the exuberant natural growth transform the volumes into the fissured “skin” of the cast bronze. It is the expression of a living, dynamically creative process.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Twofinger
Artist
Edition
5
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Bronze
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support of the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D47 cone ~ stereometry
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Last update

26.01.2023