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Lot 67: After Rupprecht Geiger, Rug Design RP Ia, Late 20th C.
October 20, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Wool and cotton in yellow and olive green
Germany, late 20th century
Rupprecht Geiger (1908-2009) – German painter, sculptor and architect, professor of painting at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and co-founder of the Munich artist group ‘Zen 49’
Design of RP Ia
Dimensions: 197 x 203 cm
Rug with monochrome ground and central circle motif in typical style of Rupprecht Geiger
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The rug is in good condition. Pile and edges show scattered slight traces of wear. The edges fixed additional with cotton fabric. The dimensions are 197 x 203 cm.
Rupprecht Geiger (1908 – 2009)
The German abstract painter and sculptor Rupprecht Geiger was the son of the painter Willi Geiger. 1929 Rupprecht Geiger completed his architecture studies at the art school in Munich before he continued studying at the state building school. After his studies and until 1962 he worked in various architecture practices. Meanwhile he started painting and between 1943 and 1944 he was employed as a war painter before he became Professor for painting at the state art academy in Düsseldorf. Geiger accomplished his life work around the theme “color” in reduced and clear compositions. Geiger exhibited widely at the documenta in Kassel, as well as at the Biennial in Sao Paolo. In 2008 he had two large retrospectives in the Lenbachhaus in Munich and at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Moreover, he was awarded numerous European prizes.
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