Günter Fruhtrunk - Hommage à Duccio - image-1

Lot 414 D

Günter Fruhtrunk - Hommage à Duccio

Auction 1079 - overview Cologne
03.12.2016, 14:00 - Contemporary Art
Estimate: 70.000 € - 90.000 €
Result: 111.600 € (incl. premium)

Günter Fruhtrunk

Hommage à Duccio

Acrylic and casein on canvas. 171.5 x 183.5 cm. Framed. Monogrammed, signed, dated and titled 'FRUHTRUNK MAI-SEPT. 1968 <<HOMMAGE à DUCCIO>>, ftk' verso on canvas and with directional information and arrow. Dimensions on stretcher. - Traces of studio and minor traces of age.

"Hommage à Duccio was developed in six variations of which the present exemplar is the biggest. Black, violet and red stripes alternate. The black elements are accentuated by narrow blue lines. The vertical orientation of the stripes intensifies the concentration on the colours and their composition developping a dynamic effect stemming from/due to their contrast to one another. Hommage à Duccio reveals a development in Günther Fruhtrunks oeuvre that begins from the end of 1960s. “After 1969, a formal conception of colour structure can be registered in the development of Fruhtrunk's works. The picture size increases. The bands of colour broaden and only pass through the image field in one direction - vertically, horizontally or diagonally. From 1969 onwards, it becomes clear that the linear structure serves the relative dynamic of the colours and not vice versa”. (Karin Wendt, Schriften zur Bildenden Kunst, Günter Fruhtrunk, Monographie und Werkverzeichnis, Jürgen Meyer zur Capellen (ed.), Frankfurt a.M. 2001, p. 114).

Catalogue Raisonné

Wendt 1968-02 (the present work is registered under "different versions" but with erroneous dimensions)


The work is to be included in the catalogue raisonné of the works by Günter Fruhtrunk compiled by Silke Reiter, Günter Fruhtrunk Gesellschaft, Munich.


Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne (label), private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia


Cologne 1979 (Galerie Teufel), Prinzip Vertikal, Europa nach 1945, exhib.cat., p.49 with colour illus.
Hanover 1969 (Kestner-Gesellschaft), Mannheim (Kunstverein), Lübeck (Overbeck-Gesellschaft), Georg Karl Pfahler, Günter Fruhtrunk und Raimund Girke, exhib.cat.no.22, p.30 with illus.