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Post-World War II German Abstraction

Otmar Alt
Whimsical Animal
lithograph on paper
26 9/16 in x 22 in (67.5 cm x 55.8 cm)
Gift of Myron and Bobbie Levine
Horst Antes
Black Head
three-color lithograph on paper
19 1/16 in x 16 ⅞ in (48.42 cm x 42.86 cm);19 1/16 in x 16 ⅞ in (48.42 cm x 42.86 cm)
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
Horst Antes
Untitled
acrylic and oil with collage on wove paper
11 5/8 in x 12 5/16 in (29.53 cm x 31.27 cm);17 3/8 in x 16 13/16 in (44.13 cm x 42.7 cm)
Gift of Herbert Barrows
Abstract composition with blue, red, yellow, and black lines and shapes. Many of the lines appear to be frantic and scribbled. Some of the lines appear to form capital letters like D, E, and B. There could be a face on the right side of the paper with one black and one red eye and yellow hair and a yellow nose. 
Horst Antes
Untitled
watercolor, graphite, gouache, and color crayons on paper
19 1/4 in x 25 9/16 in (48.89 cm x 64.93 cm);26 1/16 in x 32 1/16 in (66.2 cm x 81.44 cm);19 1/4 in x 25 9/16 in (48.89 cm x 64.93 cm)
Gift of Herbert Barrows
A menage of female figures lie entangled together, painted in many different colors. Certain body parts appear identifiable and are emphasized with bleeding lines. In the background appears straight-lined brush strokes emoting a fence or barricade much like one would see within a concentration camp. Beneath the watery brushstrokes are thin, precise lines.
Eduard Bargheer
Holocaust 6
watercolor and graphite on paper
13 ¾ in x 19 4/5 in (34.92 cm x 50.32 cm)
Museum Purchase
Eduard Bargheer
Ruins
watercolor and graphite on paper
16 15/16 in x 23 ⅝ in (43.02 cm x 60.01 cm);27 15/16 in x 22 1/16 in (70.96 cm x 56.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
Eduard Bargheer
Landscape
watercolor and graphite on wove paper
8 1/2 in. x 10 15/16 in. ( 21.6 cm x 27.8 cm )
Gift of Herbert Barrows
Eduard Bargheer
Untitled
watercolor and graphite on wove paper
8 9/16 in x 11 in (21.75 cm x 27.94 cm)
Gift of Herbert Barrows
Willi Baumeister
Composition
serigraph on paper
4 15/16 x 18 7/16 in. (12.4 x 46.7 cm);4 7/8 x 18 3/8 in. (12.38 x 46.67 cm);7 x 21 1/16 in. (17.7 x 53.4 cm);28 3/16 x 22 in. (71.44 x 55.88 cm)
Museum Purchase
Willi Baumeister
Komposition
pastel
14 3/8 x 17 9/16 in. (36.4 x 44.6 cm);14 3/8 x 17 9/16 in. (36.4 x 44.6 cm)
Gift of Herbert Barrows
Rupprecht Geiger
Untitled
oil on canvas
39 1/2 in x 43 9/16 in (100.33 cm x 110.65 cm);40 3/8 in x 44 1/2 in (102.55 cm x 113.03 cm)
Gift of Herbert Barrows
Klaus Fussmann
Untitled
acrylic and graphite on prepared paper
25 3/16 in x 30 in (63.98 cm x 76.2 cm);31 5/8 in x 36 1/8 in (80.33 cm x 91.76 cm)
Gift of Herbert Barrows

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77 Collection Object Sources

Whimsical Animal (2005/1.319)
Black Head (1983/1.263)
Untitled (2000/2.181)
Untitled (2000/2.260)
Holocaust 6 (1948/2.1)
Ruins (1948/2.2)
Landscape (2000/2.230)
Untitled (2000/2.265)
Composition (1957/2.10)
Komposition (2002/2.88)
Untitled (2000/2.308)
Untitled (2000/2.247)
Untitled (1971/1.205)
Composition (1963/2.14)
Composition (1957/2.13)
K-3-63 (1963/2.42)
Untitled (2000/2.178)
Pincers (1957/2.15)
Composition (1957/2.14)
Bludan (1971/2.64)
Unititled (2000/2.294)
Untitled (2000/2.309)
Leichtes Licht (1963/2.12)
Figures (1957/2.9)
N. 104/59 (1960/2.58)
Untitled (2000/2.187)
Untitled (2000/2.276)
The Triangle (1949/2.34)
Boy with Lyre (2004/1.133)
Composition (1964/2.138)
No. 17 (1983/1.410)
Rainbow Squares (2005/1.317)
Never Say Never (1998/1.142)
Composition (1983/1.232)
Untitled (1970/2.142)
Three Figures (1962/1.96)

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