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Hans Hartung
1904 - 1989
signed and dated 62
acrylic on canvas
41,5 x 105 cm; 16 5/16 x 41 5/16 in.
Executed on July 6th, 1962.
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This work is registered in the archives of the Fondation Hartung Bergman. It will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Hans Hartung currently being prepared by the Fondation Hartung Bergman. 


Galerie René Métras, Barcelona (acquired in 1971)
Private Collection, Switzerland 
Galerie des arts plastiques, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1979


Barcelona, Hartung, Galerie René Métras, 1971; catalogue, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

Ce que j’aime, c’est agir sur la toile. Agir ? C’est gratter, déchirer, tacher, envahir la toile de couleurs, bref tout ce qui n’est pas "peindre." 

What I really enjoy is taking action on the canvas. Taking action ? It means to scratch, tear, stain, invade the canvas with colour, in short, it is anything that is not "painting".
Hans Hartung

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