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Graphic Works - Mark Tobey in Berlin

02-05-2013 02:26 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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Mark Tobey, Longing for Community, 1973. Etching in colors, 9.2 x 10.5 in. Price without frame: EUR 480, with frame: EUR 580

Mark Tobey, Longing for Community, 1973. Etching in colors, 9.2 x 10.5 in. Price without frame: EUR 480, with frame: EUR 580

Berlin, 01 February, 2013 (kk) – The works that earned Mark Tobey international recognition, and that is not only at the Venice Biennale and the Kassel documenta, are both vibrating and meditative. In the exhibition “Mark Tobey – Graphic Works“ Ketterer Kunst shows some 30 high-quality sheets by the far-traveled artist in Berlin.

Mark Tobey‘s artistic creation is uncompromising. He said “I paint the way I live and feel. (…) Just drawing a picture or living through the process, that are two completely different things.“* This absolute and all-encompassing commitment as well as impressions he gained in America, in Europe and, first and foremost, in Asia are reflected by his work. The discoverer led the life of a philosopher; music and meditation were his prime sources of inspiration. What is so impressive about him and his oeuvre likewise is “the presence he emanates, the clear eyes that are capable of seeing dreamworlds, his artistic ability of opening these worlds for us“, said François Lafranca about his artist colleague*.

Even if Mark Tobey did not succeed in “writing his name into the moonlight“*, as it was his wish, the precursor of American Abstract Expressionism, who died in Basle in 1976, left behind an particularly impressive oeuvre of graphic works.

Exhibition: “Mark Tobey – Graphic Works“
February 2nd till March 30th, 2013
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. –7 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ketterer Kunst, Fasanenstr. 70, 10719 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Price range:
EUR 300 to EUR 1.000
all objects under

* quote from Hanns H. Heidenheim “Mark Tobey - Das graphische Werk“

Since it was founded in 1954, Ketterer Kunst has been firmly established in the front ranks of auction houses dealing in fine art and rare books, with its headquarters in Munich and a branch in Hamburg. Gallery rooms in Berlin as well as representatives in Heidelberg, Düsseldorf and Modena (Italy) have contributed substantially to the company's success. In addition, exhibitions, special theme and charity auctions as well as online auctions are regular events at Ketterer Kunst. Robert Ketterer is auctioneer and owner of Ketterer Kunst.


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