118. Jaap Wagemaker

Jaap Wagemaker
(1906-1972)
Le Monde rouge (1959)
Signed and dated '59 lower right
Signed twice and dated '59 on the stretcher
numbered 191 on the reverse
Mixed media relief on burlap and panel, 97.7 x 85.3 cm
Provenance:
Private collection, Amsterdam
Literature:
S. den Heijer, M. van der Knaap, Earth in Paint. Jaap Wagemaker Painter of the Elemental. 1906-1972, Waanders Uitgevers, Zwolle, 1995, p. 160, no. 191, S.59-029 (ill.)
Note:
Jaap Wagemaker was a pivotal Dutch artist renowned for his contributions to the Informal Art movement, especially through his 'matter paintings.' Emerging from the post-war artistic developments in Paris, Wagemaker drew inspiration from expressionism and the CoBrA group's colorful abstractions. He evolved into a distinctive style characterized by a robust use of natural materials. Wagemaker lived and worked in the Zomerdijkstraat artist housing project in Amsterdam, designed by Piet Zanstra in 1934. This hub for artists and creatives provided an inspiring environment that fostered collaboration and innovation, even up until this day.

Estimate
€ 5.000 - 8.000
Hammer amount
€ 6.000