Klaus Fussmann (b. 1938)

Lot 24: Klaus Fussmann (b. 1938), Watercolor, Indian Cress, 1985

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April 16, 2014
Berlin, Germany

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Description: Watercolor on green handmade paper with perforated upper margin
Germany, 1985
Klaus Fussmann (b. 1938) - German painter, draftsman and graphic artist
Signed and dated 'Fu 27. 8. 85' lower right
Overall dimensions, framed: 66 x 77 cm
Exclusive gallery frame by Conzen, Dusseldorf
Very good condition
Provenance: acquired at Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf in 1991 (with enclosed certificate of authenticity) by the previous owner; thereafter private collection North Rhine-Westphalia
Exemplary flower still life featuring an intensive complementary color contrast; comparable works on paper by Klaus Fussmann fetch up to 13,000 euros at international auctions

The present watercolor by Klaus Fussmann (b. 1938) from 1985 is typical of the artist's oeuvre in which Fussmann deals with traditional themes: still lifes, flowers, portraits and landscapes. He creates numerous variations on the same subject in his characteristic broad brushwork. The German painter is known for his paintings of local flowers, whereby he is not concerned with a lifelike representation but an interplay of colors and forms. Here he has created a flower painting of great poetic power in bold shades of green and red.

The sheet is in very good condition with fresh colors and is loosely mounted on the verso in the upper corners. It is signed and dated 'Fu 27. 8. 85' lower right. The framed work measures 66 x 77 cm, the sheet measures 30 x 40 cm.

Klaus Fussmann (b. 1938)
Klaus Fussmann was born in Verlbert by Düsseldorf in 1938. From 1962 to 1966 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin where he worked as a professor between 1974 and 2005. Fussmann received several awards and exhibited his works in the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt, in the Kunsthalle Emden and the Kunsthalle Bremen as well as in numerous exhibitions abroad. The Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund dedicated a major retrospective to the artist in 2003. In 2005 Fussmann designed a monumental ceiling fresco at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg. Today Klaus Fussmann lives and works in Gelting and Berlin.

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