Friedrich Gräsel CR Online


The Complete Work of German sculptor Friedrich Gräsel can now be accessed on the artist’s official website managed by Van Ham Art Estate (Cologne).

For immediate release | October 2018

Friedrich Gräsel (1927–2013) is firmly rooted in his hometown of Bochum. He found inspiration for his minimalist objects in the Ruhr area. He is one of the first German artists to succeed in translating industrially manufactured products, with their functional implications, into freeform, often monumental works of art.

From 1952 to 1956, Gräsel studied at the Kunsthochschule in Munich and Hamburg under Werner Haftmann, Ernst Wilhelm Nay and Fritz Winter, among others. Especially in the Rhine-Ruhr region, he designed numerous sculptures for public spaces. In 1972 Gräsel created the German contribution to “Skulptur in der Stadt” (Sculpture in the City) on the occasion of the 36th Venice Biennale. His works are represented, among others, in Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Folkwang Museum Essen, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hamburger Kunsthalle, and Kunstmuseum Bonn.

Van Ham Art Estate has managed the artistic estate of Friedrich Gräsel since 2016. This includes his sculptures, works on paper and the outdoor projects. The artist’s complete oeuvre is now compiled in the first Van Ham Art Estate online catalogue of works and can be viewed on the official artist’s homepage www.friedrich-graesel.de. The creation of such an online catalogue goes far beyond previous standards and offers art historians and collectors new opportunities and ways to explore Friedrich Gräsel’s work.

Van Ham Art Estate is a branch of Van Ham Fine Art Auctioneers – the only German auction house that offers the entire range of services from the administration to the art historical appraisal of an artist’s estate and has now developed one step further by providing the digitization of information on official websites and online catalogues raisonnés.

More online catalogues raisonnés of estates managed by Van Ham Art Estate are coming soon.

for further inquiry, contact:
Anne Rinckens
a.rinckens@van-ham.com
Press and Public Relations
VAN HAM Fine Art Auctioneers
www.art-estate.org
Hitzelerstraße 2
50968 Cologne | Germany
Tel. +49 (221) 92 58 62-88
Fax +49 (221) 92 58 62-4

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