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Brockhage, Hans (1925 Schwarzenberg - 2009 ibid.)

Lot 9523 limit € 6.000

Monumental sculpture made of bog oak trunks, "Large Group" or "Large Oak Wood Group", 4 standing figures, processed with various tools, mounted on an iron plate, suitable for outdoor installation, signs of age, total height approx. 245 cm, plate size approx. 136 x 100 x 5 cm, 1989, exhibited in the baroque garden Kamp 1989-91, published in H. Brockhage, Handling wood, 2004, p. 83, fig. 38 and p. 185, WVZ Neue Sächsische Galerie Chemnitz no. HB1990s16, sculptors and designers , after military service from 1945 apprenticeship as a wood sculptor and turner, then from 1947-52 studies at the HbK Dresden with Mart Stam, among others, development of the swing wagon (1957 award), 1950/51 student in Marianne Brandt's seminar, with whom he worked up to whose death was amicable, 1967-77 lecturer at the HS Burg Giebichenstein in Halle, from 1968 first sculptural works in wood and concrete, 1971 first exhibition in the Grassi Museum Leipzig together with Thea Reichart, co-founder of the Chemnitz Galerie Oben, 1977 appointed professor at the FS for Applied Arts Schneeberg, from 1985 free-figure works and montages, from 2000 publication of several books, among others about Marianne Brandt, the art of carving in the Ore Mountains and his own work, numerous exhibitions, including 2015/16 in German Bundestag. In addition to concrete and bronze, Brockhage primarily used wood as a traditional material from his homeland in the Ore Mountains. The often only roughly hewn trunks from which he created his works of art always reflect the peculiarities of the natural material. Conceived for outdoor installation, the present figure was exposed to the seasonal cycle and accordingly shows an age patina intended by the artist. Brockhage formulated it in 2004 in his publication Handling Wood as follows: "The landscape of the Ore Mountains, in which I live, is simple in its essence. Crystals can be found, basalt cones - mountains in the immediate vicinity. Here wood grows again and again. Even in the decay it retains its beauty, I think." (Lot not on display at the auction house, limited viewing times, please enquire)

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