Johannes Grützke

Thora (Dixy Dix)

3,500€  *
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    DETAILS

  • Gouache and pastell chalk on beige and brown paper

  • 1985

  • 140 x 99 cm

  • 1937

  • Signed

  • Johannes Grützke was born in 1937 in Berlin, where he currently lives and works. Whether he does paintings, drawings or sculpture in maiolica, his pieces are always filled with humour and frequently with a hint of bitterness, as his works are peopleed with grotesque caricatural characters. The artist eagerly takes from the art of the past by referring to the old masters as Gustave Courbet, Georg Grosz or Egon Schiele. One can doubt if a particular piece is a tribute or a parody of the whole seriousness of art history. In 1957, he enrolled at the University of the Arts in Berlin, when he studied glass and wood painting and later joined the free painting class of Peter Janssen. At the Summer Academy in Salzburg in 1963, he attended the class of Oskar Kokoshka. The same year, he got wide recognition in Germany, being included at the Große Berliner Kunstausstellung and holding his first one-man- exhibition at the Galerie Pro in Berlin (1964). The rising critical acclaim during the 60s reached its high point in the 70s. After several exhibitions in London, the Neue Berliner Kunstverein organized his mid-career retrospective in 1974, shown also in Nürnberg, Freiburg and Mannheim. In 1982, six paintings of Grützke's took part at the Venice Biennale. Besides the fine arts, the artist is active in performance arts. In 1971 the Berliner Galerie Natubs hosted his happening "Grützke Schminkt Sie krank". Moreover, he acted in renaissance theater and several movies and, first of all, collaborated with the director Peter Zadek on costume and stage design. (MD)

    Auction results for other works by Johannes Grützke:

    1.) Selbstbildnis II from 2002, drawing/watercolour, Karl & Faber on November 29th, 2007.
    Price excluding buyer's premium 4.289 $ (2.900 €)
    2.) Minotauros/Sitzender Mann from 1987, etching, Ketterer on May 15th, 2002.
    Price including buyer's premium 1.350 $ (1.495 €)

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Johannes Grützke was born in 1937 in Berlin, where he currently lives and works. Whether he does paintings, drawings or sculpture in maiolica, his pieces are always filled with humour and frequently with a hint of bitterness, as his works are peopleed with grotesque caricatural characters. The artist eagerly takes from the art of the past by referring to the old masters as Gustave Courbet, Georg Grosz or Egon Schiele. One can doubt if a particular piece is a tribute or a parody of the whole seriousness of art history. In 1957, he enrolled at the University of the Arts in Berlin, when he studied glass and wood painting and later joined the free painting class of Peter Janssen. At the Summer Academy in Salzburg in 1963, he attended the class of Oskar Kokoshka. The same year, he got wide recognition in Germany, being included at the Große Berliner Kunstausstellung and holding his first one-man-exhibition at the Galerie Pro in Berlin (1964). The rising critical acclaim during the 60s reached its high point in the 70s. After several exhibitions in London, the Neue Berliner Kunstverein organized his mid-career retrospective in 1974, shown also in Nürnberg, Freiburg and Mannheim. In 1982, six paintings of Grützke's took part at the Venice Biennale. Besides the fine arts, the artist is active in performance arts. In 1971 the Berliner Galerie Natubs hosted his happening "Grützke Schminkt Sie krank". Moreover, he acted in renaissance theater and several movies and, first of all, collaborated with the director Peter Zadek on costume and stage design.

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