The enthusiasm for ZERO art remains unbowed. After the largest range of works by the Duesseldorf artist group ever offered in an auction realized record results last spring, the thrill is pre-programmed when excellent ZERO works will be called up in the auction Modern Art / Post War / Contemporary Art once again on 3-5 december 2015.
As we already occupy first and second place in the world ranking of auction results for works by Günther Uecker, and because of the numerous records we realized in our spectacular ZERO auction this spring, I am already looking forward to this autumn with excitement, says Robert Ketterer, owner and managing director of Ketterer Kunst
Naturally, the range of ZERO offerings is once again led by the triad Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker. More than 50 lots, among them half a dozen with estimates in six-digit Euro realms, come from the famous triumvirate. While Günther Uecker is represented with works such as his nailed Dunkles Feld (estimate: 150,000-250,000), Heinz Mack contributes sculptures like the Lichtschleier (Veil of light) (estimate: 100,000-150,000) from the year 1964 and Otto Piene fascinates with fire / smoke works such as Maitag (estimate: 50,000-70,000) from the early 1990s.
Additionally, the range of ZERO offerings is increased by works from acclaimed artists like Bernard Aubertin, Rupprecht Geiger, Hermann Goepfert, Gotthard Graubner, Adolf Luther, Jan Johannes Schoonhoven and Herbert Zangs.
The offers in the section of Post War Art is completed by high-class works from Gerhard Richter (Abstraktes Bild, estimate: 400,000-600,000), Robert Longo (Untitled (Starfield #2), estimate: 250,000-350,000), Anselm Kiefer (Maria im Rosenhag, estimate: 250,000-350,000), Sean Scully (Uist, estimate: 200,000-300,000) and Shozo Shimamoto (estimate: 150,000-250,000), as well as by works from Agostino Bonalumi, Günther Förg, Roy Lichtenstein, Marino Marini and Sigmar Polke.
The department of Contemporary Art is represented with a work by Jonas Burgert that has been estimated at 60,000-80,000, as well as with works by acclaimed artists like Anselm Reyle (estimate: 50,000-60,000), Dan Colen (Gum painting, estimate: 50,000-70,000), Jason Martin (Chaperon, estimate: 40,000-60,000), Don Eddy (Bumper Section VI: Berkeley, estimate: 30,000-35,000) and David Schnell (Pilze, estimate: 28,000-32,000).
In the section of Modern Art it is works by Egon Schiele (Mädchen mit Federboa, estimate: 600.000-800.000), Erich Heckel (Hügellandschaft, estimate: 450,000-550,000), Paula Modersohn-Becker (Kinder vor Bauernhaus/Birkenstämme und Haus, estimate: 300,000400,000), Lyonel Feininger (The Baltic (V-Cloud), estimate: 250,000-350,000), Ernst Barlach (Der Bettler, estimate: 200,000-250,000), Emil Nolde (Das Meer (Bewegte blaue See mit mächtigen Wogen), estimate: 150,000-250,000), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (Stillleben mit AsternStrauss, estimate: 150,000-200,000) and Georg Schrimpf (Stillende Mutter, estimate: 140,000180,000) that fascinate the audience as much as works by Otto Dix, Conrad Felixmüller, Karl Hofer, Alexej von Jawlensky, Max Liebermann, Franz Marc, Otto Mueller and Pablo Picasso. A special highlight will be more than 20 lots from the oeuvre of Gabriele Münter that will be called up.