Lot 71
  • 71

Hans Hartung

250,000 - 350,000 EUR
345,000 EUR
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  • Hans Hartung
  • T1952-53
  • signed and dated 52
  • oil on canvas


Collection Gildas Fardel, Nantes
Galerie Tarica, Paris
Private Collection, Paris
Sale: Sotheby's, Paris, Art Contemporain, 12 December 2007, lto 9
Galleria Mazzoleni, Turin
Acquired from the above by the current owner in 2011


Turin, Galleria Mazzoleni, L'Europa degli informali dal dopoguerra agli anni '60, 14 March - 15 June 2009; catalogue, p. 49, illustrated in colour
Aosta, Museo Archeologico Regionale, Una Stagione Informale, 21 June - 21 September 2014; catalogue, p. 45, illustrated in colour


Robert Lebel, Premier Bilan de l'Art Actuel, 1937-1953, Paris, 1953
Roger van Gindertael, Hans Hartung, Paris, 1961, p. 83, illustrated
Umbro Apollonio, Hans Hartung, Milan, 1966, n.p., no. 115, illustrated
Artitudes n°15/17, François Pluchart, Un Geste vers l'absolu, Paris, 1974, p. 57, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"It is no longer about a simple figuration. The line itself expresses the lion's force: the line itself - in itself, and not what it represents or what it shows - becomes an expression and a plastic sign loaded with emotion. This was something that was completely freed in me and gave me the courage to follow my own inclinations, my own unconscious will."

Hans Hartung