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Dieter Asmus (1939)

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I first noticed Asmus when i was researching Dieter Hiessere , another German Pop Art artist. Dieter Asmus started his career in 1964-1965 when his early realistic paintings were demonstrated to the public for the first time. At the same period, along with his fellows, German painters Peter Nagel, Dietmar Ullrich and Nikolaus Störtenbecker, he founded in 1965 the artistic group dubbed Zebra. Its main goal was to gather all German realist artists.

At the beginning of the 1970s, Asmus got acquainted with an art historian Armin Schreiber whose wife was Brigitte Kronauer, a writer. Three friends established a publishing company which issued the debut Kronauer’s novel illustrated by Asmus.

Since that period, Dieter Asmus exhibited at various prestigious galleries in London, Rome, Copenhagen, Rotterdam and Paris.

Now the artist lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. He creates his artworks in oil using such photography technics as snapshot, color balance and clipping.Dieter Asmus is a prolific artist, one of the key figures in contemporary figurative art whose artistic talent and imagination were marked by many awards and scholarships.So, in 1967, at the beginning of his artistic journey, Asmus became a recipient of three scholarships, those from German Academic Scholarship Foundation, French government and from the German Academic Exchange Service which allowed the artist to go to London. These ones were followed in 1971 by the art scholarship from the Federal Association of German Industries (BDI). Nowadays, Asmus’s artworks are acquired by such prestigious museums and galleries as The Albertina in Vienna, Austria, the National Gallery of Berlin, Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, Hamburger Kunsthalle and the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome.

http://www.ftn-books.com has one Asmus title available ( www.ftn-books.com)

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Dieter Hiesserer (1939) / Batman’s car.

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One of last weeks blogs was on the Pop Art scene in Europe and there is one German artist who must be mentioned, because he was one of the most important Pop Art artists in Germany…his name Dieter Hiesserer and because he also held exhibitions in Amsterdam his works were known by dutch collectors and included in one of the most iconic company collections in the world. Hiesserer’s works were included in the Peter Stuyvesant collection. In the tobacco factory of Peter Stuyvesant, the employees were confronted with really great modern art. In many cases , large sized paintings which were bought for the Peter Stuyvesant collection. Willem Sandberg was one of the directors who advised the company and by the end of the sixties several paintings by Hiesserer were added to the collection. Among them “Batman’s car”. It is about 10 years ago that this collection was sold at auction by Sotheby’s Amsterdam and later by AAG after Sotheby’s left from Amsterdam. It was a 3 part auction and because of the size of the paintings and an economic crisis it was hard to sell some of these important paintings for reasonable prices. The lots were all sold without a reserve price. I was behind my computer following this auction on line , when this great painting , “Batman’s Car” was on the block and bidding stopped at euro 200,–. I could not believe my eyes and i made the following bid……… and became the final bidder for this great Pop Art painting. Batman’s Car has been in our collection for almost 10 years , but now it is time to part from it. I do not have the place anymore to present it properly. Therefore it is now for sale and should you be interested…do not hesitate to contact me. Price on Application.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieter_Hiesserer

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