Composition by Kurt Rudolf Hoffmann Sonderborg

Composition by Kurt Rudolf Hoffmann Sonderborg

Composition

Kurt Rudolf Hoffmann Sonderborg

Title

Composition

 
Artist
Year
1958  
Technique
color aquatint 
Image Size
16 3/4 x 22" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
59 of 75  
Annotations
pencil dated and editioned 
Reference
MOMA #635.1959; illustrated in MOMA's 2006 exhibition catalog "Eye on Europe" page 16, figure 1. 
Paper
ivory BFK Rives wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21174 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

This untited "composition" is an excellent example of Sonderborg's Tachist work. Influenced by both the experimental prints being done at Atelier 17 in Paris and his exposure to the "Action Painting" of the New York Abstract Expressionists Sonderborg creates a swirling, gestural image in aquatint. He tempers the calligraphic black with some color, blue and red-orange, which adds an even more explosive element to the composition.

An impression of this aquatint is in the Museum of Modern Art collection and was used in an exhibition in 2006, titled "Eye on Europe" and is illustrated in color on page 16, figure 1.