614
614
Rotraut
UNTITLED
JUMP TO LOT
614
Rotraut
UNTITLED
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Rotraut
B. 1938
UNTITLED
incised with the artist's signature, date 2010 and number 2/3 on the base
painted aluminum
123 7/8 by 63 by 20 in. 314.6 by 160 by 50.8 cm.
Executed in 2010, this work is number 2 from an edition of 3. 
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"Each form is created in single moment, a fraction of a second, during which she releases liquid plaster from a bottle through a quick motion of her hand and body. After falling into shape, the material instantly hardens. This singular event, repeated hundreds of times, is actually not unlike the singular event that is commonly referred to as the 'Big Bang'...Rotraut's forms, in their precognizant origin, are symbols of the 'collective unconsciousness,' of that cosmic abundance—spiritual gifts of original joy and well-being, which Rotraut shared happily with anyone who momentarily enters her time and space. With every shape and color, Rotraut's art, guided by the intuitive power of her body and the conscious affirmation of her mind, is a celebration of lie." 

Klaus Ottmann, "Rotraut's Miraculous Life-Forms," in Exh. Cat., Cologne, galerie gmurzynska, Rotraut, 2001, n.p. 

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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