HANS HARTUNG. Beautiful Abstract, Tachisme & Abstraction

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German-French painter, [1904-1989]

Beautiful Abstract, Tachisme & Abstraction

His gestural paintings, which were nearly monochromatic and characterized by configurations of long rhythmical brushstrokes or sketches.

In 1960, he was awarded the international Grand Prix for painting at he Venice Biennale. His abstract paintings set influential precedents for many younger American painters of the 1960s, making him an important forerunner of American Lyrical Abstraction of the 1960s and 1970s.

Sotheby’s is auctioning one of his artworks estimated to start 45,000 Euros on June 7th, 2023.

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Hans Hartung



signed and dated 60

pastel and charcoal on cardboard mounted on canvas

49,5 x 72,4 cm ; 19 1/2 x 28 1/2 in.

Executed in 1960.

This work is registered in the archives of the Fondation Hartung Bergman under the number P1960-A29, and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Hans Hartung currently being prepared by Fondation Hartung Bergman, Antibes.

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