'The Life of the Party', Berlin School, Initialed 'TZ' (circa 1960s - 70s)
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'The Life of the Party', oil on board, Berlin School, Initialed 'TZ' (circa 1960s - 70s). A gathering of friends clearly having a wonderful time are enjoying each other's company. Although the faces are anonymous and without detail, it is evident they are connected, in synch and together. The life of the party is there - which of those faces is the centre of attention? This work is in good vintage condition commensurate with age. Newly framed with linen slip. Initialed in the lower left hand corner: 'TZ'. Please view the many photos accompanying this listing to assess the aesthetics and condition of the work. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: Our gallery has access to a cache of paintings from the 1940s to the 1970s attributed to an art collective whose traces start in Germany. Berlin to start, but also Dresden, along the Saale, Weimar, Brera in Milan and Brussels. From the post-war period and onwards, they hosted young people who experimented with different painting techniques with exceptionally creative results. Over the years, dedicated art-seekers managed to unearth a treasure trove of these works from forgotten repositories. Once examined, the paintings were presented first to the Italian art market and then beyond, to art lovers in Europe and the United States.
Quietly, but surely, word of mouth disseminated the news of the existence of these found artworks: cubist, expressionist, futurist and avant-garde. Trying to label these pieces doesn’t do them justice truly, but to call them studies, sketches, or simply, creations, would be more accurate.
It is interesting to note the artworks were very often unsigned, but often as not, initialled or monogrammed. Regrettably, this makes it impossible to pinpoint who amongst these bright creatives ‘made it’ in the world of art. But it really doesn’t matter. Using known masterpieces as reference, their mentors suggested a particular style with which to experiment. Each piece we've selected was extraordinary and therein lies the interest in these works.
Today, the artists’ creations hang on the walls of art lovers in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Miami and Los Angeles. Galleries scramble to acquire the works having recognised the outstanding potential in the international art markets for these pieces with such fascinating origins.
Dimensions with frame:
H 42.0 cm / 16.5"
W 42.0 cm / 16.5"
Dimensions without frame:
H 28.5 cm / 11.2"
W 28.5 cm / 11.2"