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Hans Hartung

500,000 - 700,000 EUR
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  • Hans Hartung
  • T1956-13
  • signed and dated 56 
  • oil on canvas
  • 179,5 x 136,5 cm; 70  11/16  x 53  3/4  in.
  • Executed in 1956.


Galerie de France, Paris 
Gimpel Fils, London
Sale: Sotheby's, London, Post War and Contemporary Art, 29 June 1989, lot  538
Private Collection
Sale: Perrin, Royère, Lajeunesse, Tableaux Abstraits et Contemporains - Sculptures, 27 June 2004, lot 107
Collection Alain & Candice Fraiberger 


Paris, Galerie de France, Hans Hartung, Peintures récentes, 1956
Hanover, Kestnergesellschaft; Stuttgart, Württembergische Staatsgalerie; Berlin, Haus am Waldsee; Hambourg, Kunsthalle; Nürenberg, National Museum; Cologne, Kölnische Kunstverein, Hans Hartung, 1957
Kassel, Documenta II, 1959; catalogue, p. 197, illustrated
Vienna, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Hans Hartung, 1963
Zürich, Kunsthaus, Hans Hartung, 1963
Düsseldorf, Kunstverein, Hans Hartung, 1963
Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts, Hans Hartung, 1963
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Hartung, 1963 - 1964; catalogue, no. 189, illustrated
Birmingham, City Museum, Hans Hartung, 1968
Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Les Années 50, 1988; catalogue, p. 79, illustrated


Pierre Daix, Hans Hartung, Paris, 1991, n.p., no. 296, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

"Scribbling, scratching, working on the canvas, painting it finally, seem to me to be human activities that are as immediate, spontaneous and simple as can be singing, dancing or the play of an animal that runs, stamps or snorts."
Hans Hartung