Rupprecht Geiger, Different Reds


Rupprecht Geiger (German, 1908-2009)

Different Reds (No. 12 from all die roten farben, was da alles rot ist, ein sehr rotes buch), 1981

Medium: Screen print on cardboard, framed

Sheet dimensions: 39.5 x 40 cm

Frame dimensions: 46.1 x聽46.6 cm

Edition of 100 + XX: Hand signed in pencil, verso

Publisher: Guido Hildebrandt Verlag, Duisburg

Catalogue raisonn茅: WVZ 168/12

Condition: Excellent

In stock

鈥淩ed is life, energy, potency, authority, love, warmth, power. Red gets you high.鈥 –聽Rupprecht Geiger quoted in 鈥淩upprecht Geiger聽Werkverzeichnis der Druckgrafik 1948-2007鈥, Prestel Verlag, 2007.

Rupprecht Geiger, son of artist聽Willi Geiger, was a German architect, painter and sculptor. He was one of the most important exponents of colour field painting whose work employed hard-edge geometric shapes and a riotous colour palette to create his characteristically bold and eye-catching compositions. Geiger鈥檚 style was influenced by the Futurist movement of the 1960s, advancements in space research, and abstract art. Along with fellow artists聽Willi Baumeister聽and聽Fritz Winter,聽Rupprecht Geiger聽founded the artists group聽Zen 49聽in Munich in 1949. The members of聽Zen 49聽worked toward creating new forms of expression for non-objective art. Although he was trained as an architect, he left architecture to focus entirely on painting in the early 1960s. Geiger was fascinated with colour, particularly red. He once remarked: 鈥渞ed is life, energy, potency, authority, love, warmth, power. Red gets you high.鈥澛Rupprecht Geiger聽achieved worldwide critical acclaim, participating in聽documenta聽2,3,4 and 6, as well as exhibiting at the Museum for non-objective painting (later the聽Guggenheim) alongside his Professorship at the聽Kunstakademie D眉sseldorf.

German, 1908 鈥 2009.

Rupprecht Geiger, Black on Different Reds

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