Aka I. 1965.
Oil and canvas fragments, collaged on canvas.
Lower right barely legibly signed. Verso of the stretcher with hand-written signature, date and title. 70.5 x 50.5 cm (27.7 x 19.8 in).
• Spectacular work with strong color contrasts and a unique surface appeal.
• Relief-like colors and matter are characteristic of the artist's oeuvre.
• Participation in Documenta II, III and VI in Kassel in 1959, 1964 and 1977.
• The Emil Schumacher Museum in Hagen opened in 2009.
The work is registered at the archive with the number 0/5.156 and will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonneé.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Pauli, Lausanne (verso with the label).
Private collection Bavaria.
Private collection Baden-Württemberg (since 2015).
EXHIBITION: Emil Schumacher, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, February 18 - March 26, 1972 Emil Schumacher (with a label on verso of the stretcher).
"One would like to say about the gestrue of the graphisms that he [Schumacher] goes from the knobby arabesques of old olive trees to the calm arches of Moorish mosques; from the vehemence of expressive gestures to the pure, albeit 'disturbed' sound of a simple curve."
Werner Schmalenbach, Emil Schumacher, Cologne 1981, p. 142.
In good condition. The condition report was compiled in daylight with the help of an ultraviolet light and to the best of knowledge.
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