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Horst Antes | Figur 1. September

» Location: Kurt-Schwitters-Platz (in front of the entrance to the Sprengel Museums Hannover)

Horst Antes | Figur 1. September © HMTG

Horst Antes | Figur 1. September

Horst Antes (b. 1936 in Heppenheim) is considered a co-founder of a new figurative painting in Germany. His characteristic »Kopffüßler« [literally: Head-Footer] was nearly his sole motif over a long period of time. They consist primarily of head and feet that seemingly merge together and can likewise be found in the artist’s paintings and prints in addition to his sculptural oeuvre. »Figur 1. September« was originally installed in 1972 at the corner of Kramerstraße and Knochenhauerstraße in the old section of Hannover in conjunction with the »Street Art Programme«, but its delicate aluminium alloy suffered damages there. It was presented to the Sprengel Museum in 1983 and installed there on the pavement near the entrance. The figure subtly integrates itself at this into the dynamics of the urban space, becoming a monument of physical and mental mobility. Further works in Hannover: »Kopf mit zwölf Augen« [Head with Twelve Eyes] and »Kopf in der Hand« [Head
in Hand] on Georgsplatz (see »Art in the City 4«). » Location: Kurt-Schwitters-Platz (in front of the entrance to the Sprengel Museums Hannover)

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