Paper is an excellent medium for top-quality artworks. International stars like Damien Hirst, Pablo Picasso and Günther Uecker knew and know that. Ketterer Kunst has complied around 90 works on paper by renowned protagonists of modern and contemporary art that will now be offered in the exquisite ONLINE ONLY Auction PRINTASTIC. They will be up for sale on www.ketterer-internet-auctions.com
from February 15 to March 15 some even with starting prices as low as 100.
Graphic print is a medium that aims at making art of high quality available to a wide audience. We want to emphasize this intention with this special theme auction, says Robert Ketterer, auctioneer and owner of Ketterer Kunst. This is the place to get original works by world-renowned artists at entry level prices.
Thus many works by notable domestic and international artists can be purchased for less than 1,000. Next to Otto Muellers characteristic lithograph Ein sitzendes und ein kniendes Mädchen unter Blättern (starting price: 720) and Robert Rauschenbergs Danish made color offset print Louisiana dated 1980 (starting price: 360), the auction also features works by, among others, Josef Albers, Horst Antes, Georg Baselitz, Max Bill, Piero Dorazio, Rupprecht Geiger, Hans Hartung, Max Liebermann, Markus Lüpertz, Jonathan Meese, François Morellet, Mel Ramos and Antoni Tàpies.
But those who would like to dig a little deeper into their pockets will also find what they like: With Wassily Kandinskys Kleine Welten IV the auction is led by a very well-known motif of which other copies are in acclaimed institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum Folkwang in Essen and the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. The artists Kleine Welten works are also an important document of the occupation with a strictly geometrical-abstract form finding in his oeuvre. Kleine Welten IV will enter the race with an estimate of 10,000.
With Pablo Picassos linocut Nature morte au casse-croûte II (Nature morte à la Bouteille) another classic is going to be called up. The artist was occupied with graphic printing up until old age and was always guided by a creative love of experimentation. In the mid 20th century he helped the linocut technique to a new prestige. Instead of disguising the materials flatness, he intentionally emphasized it through strong light and dark contrasts and large forms, as it is also the case with this still life being called up at 8,100.