T04997 Untitled, Carona 23.VI.1973 1973 O.T., Carona 23.VI.1973
Red, yellow, blue and black ink on three sheets of newsprint, each 493 × 690 (19 1/2 × 27), affixed one below the other to muslin 1528 × 728 (60 1/4 × 28 5/8)
Inscribed ‘23.VI.73/1’ on top sheet b.r.; ‘23.VI.73./2’ on centre sheet b.r.; ‘M.R.’ and ‘23.VI.73/3’ on bottom sheet b.r.
Purchased from Galerie Stähli, Zürich (Grant-in-Aid) 1987
Exh: Markus Raetz: Arbeiten 1962 bis 1986, Kunsthaus, Zürich, June–Aug. 1986 (84, repr. in col.)
This work is made from three sheets of newsprint mounted one below the other to a piece of muslin coated in PVA (polyvinyl acetate) adhesive. A small gap of approximately 5 mm separates the three sheets. The top sheet has areas of gently curving, parallel yellow lines at top left and bottom right, with a more varied pattern of lines and dots in the centre painted in red and blue ink. These markings are suggestive of turbulence in water or air currents. The middle sheet is dominated by a turbulent pattern of lines painted in red and blue, and has a red border. By contrast, the lower sheet is painted entirely in black and shows two female heads amid a pattern of varied marks…