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Lot 1: Colour lithograph "Kopffüßler", by Horst Antes, 1967

100 Rare and Fine Works of Art and Antiques

by Auctionata

December 7, 2012

Berlin, Germany

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Description: Colour lithograph
Germany, 1967
Horst Antes (born 1936) - German artist
Prints by Horst Antes fetch up to 4,000 Euros at international auctions
Signed lower right in pencil, "Antes"
Numbered lower left in pencil, "IX/XXX"
Overall dimensions, framed: 67.5 x 52.5 cm
Good condition

This "Kopffüßler" (literally translated as "head-footer") by the German artist Horst Antes was made in 1967 as a colour lithograph. Antes' depiction of the "Kopffüßler" does not have a neck and only a slight indication of a chest; his head merges directly with his legs and feet. The figure has irregular spots in a variety of colours, with some overlapping. His genitals appear in the exact middle of the sheet; a red-blue box with an open side, in the background a landscape is visible. Even though the figure does not appear sculpted, the effect through the box is three-dimensional. An unusual work that draws interest time and time again!

The sheet is in good condition, yet with minor foxing. The frame shows traces of wear. The sheet is signed "Antes", lower right in pencil and numbered lower left in pencil, "IX/XXX". The overall dimensions, framed, are 67.5 x 52.5 cm while the printing plate's size is 59.5 x 43.5 cm.

Horst Antes (born 1936)
The German artist Horst Antes studied under HAP Grieshaber at the Art Academy in Karlsruhe, where he has been a painting professor since 1967. As one of the first pioneers of figurative painting, Horst Antes searched for new possibilities to create art. He invented his "Kopffüßler", known worldwide and inspired by Pueblo kachina dolls, after 1962. His works are exhibited internationally, for example at the documenta in Kassel and at the Venice biennial.

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