Großes Dorf II. 1995/98. Acrylic, graphite and manganese with sawdust on panel. 1998-20. Verso signed, dated and dedicated "9.5.25 - 2.11.98 für Rolf Schmücking". 220 x 300 cm (86.6 x 118.1 in).
• The house becomes Horst Antes' new figure for artistic expression • Rare triptych with groups of houses • Wonderful pictorial color contrast on monochrome background • Thickly painted surface owing to the materials employed • Dedicated to the gallerist and art critic Rolf Schmücking • This is Antes' largest work ever offered on the international auction market.
PROVENANCE: Private colelction North Rhine-Westphalia.
EXHIBITION: Quadrat Bottrop - Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, cat. no. 9, color illu. on p. 31 Horst Antes - Arbeiten von 1959 bis 2002, Stiftung Schleswig - Holsteinsche Landesmuseen, Schloß Gottorf, Schleswig April 6 - July , 2003 and Kunst Halle e.V., Kunsthalle Villa Kobe, Halle, July 17 - August 31, 2003, cat. with color illu. on pp. 160/161 Lieblingsbilder, Schloß Gottorf April 28, 2013 - January 12, 2014, cat. with color illu. pp. 42/43.