Untitled, Antonius Höckelmann
Antonius Höckelmann
Untitled
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Antonius Höckelmann

Untitled, 1970


Blatt
2022 x 1110 mm
Physical Description
Charcoal, pencil, wax crayon, brush in black ink and white on wove paper, mounted on canvas
Inventory Number
17095
Object Number
17095 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support of the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

In this monumental drawing, Antonius Höckelmann spread a complex system of twisted hoses and voluminous loops and nodules across the entire surface of the paper. Reminiscent of intestines or cocoons, the forms have a dynamic and vibrant quality; they seem to be in motion, entangling with or pushing past one another. By adding fine white lines to the dark areas, the artist created the illusion of three-dimensional bodies. The result is a “spatial figure” that seems to be pushing its way out of the picture. It is as if the drawing was about to turn into one of Höckelmann’s styrofoam sculptures.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Charcoal, pencil, wax crayon, brush in black ink and white on wove paper, mounted on canvas
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben rechts (mit schwarzer Wachskreide): A Höckelmann / 70
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft

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 2021
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support of the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Kunsthandel Deutschland
erworben durch den Städelschen Museums-Verein e.V., Frankfurt am Main, 2011.

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Last update

12.01.2021