Frau. 2002. Oil on canvas. Signed in lower right, signed, dated and titled on verso of the canvas. 250 x 200 cm (98.4 x 78.7 in). [CH].
• André Butzer's large figurative and comic-like droll paintings are his most sought-after works. • In 2008 part of the exhibition "Bad Painting - good art" at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna. • Works by the artist are in possession of, among others, the collections of Charles Saatchi, Ingvild Goetz/Collection Goetz, Munich or the Rubell Museum in Miami • Characteristic work in bright and pastose colors..
PROVENANCE: Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (verso with the gallery label). Privat collection Switzerland (acquired from aforementioned in 2003).
EXHIBITION: Chips und Pepsi und Medizin. André Butzer, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, March 21 - May 3, 2003, p. 22 (with color illu.). Bad Painting - good art, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, June 6 - October 12, 2008, p. 37 (with color illu.).
LITERATURE: Christian Malycha, Sein und Bild. André Butzer 1994-2014, Bielefeld 2017, p. 141 (with illu.) André Butzer, Förg, in: Hans Werner Holzwarth (editor), Günther Förg. Werke in der Sammlung Friedrichs, Berlin 2019, p. 83. "To me it is [..] about people understanding that the pictures are abstract, no matter what is in them." André Butzer 2019 in an interview with Larissa Kikol, Kunstforum International