Lot 144
  • 144


50,000 - 70,000 GBP
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  • Hans Hartung
  • T-1973-H37
  • signed and dated 73; titled on the stretcher 
  • acrylic on canvas
  • 45.4 by 64.7 cm. 17 7/8 by 25 1/2 in.


Galerie Maeght, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1973

Catalogue Note

“When I was a child, I was much influenced by lightening. At the age when most children are drawing stick figures, I filled whole notebooks, and a great many of them at that, with all the lightening flashes I had seen. Seen or not seen. From top to bottom, always lightening, lightening, lightening. Probably this is still present in my style of drawing, which very often has this zigzag aspect, of a line leaping across the page” Georges Charbonnier in conversation with Hans Hartung, in: Rene Julliard, Le Monologue du Peintre, Paris 1959, n.p..

This work is registered in the archives of the Fondation Hartung Bergman. It will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné currently being prepared by the Fondation Hartung Bergman.