|Hans-Peter Zimmer, collage, date unknown|
At the end of the prior post I had mentioned the Gruppe SPUR. I hadn't had reason to think of them in many years. In fact, I once had a copy of a German-language book on the group; a book that was long ago lost, destroyed, or came to some other such fate. At any rate, being reminded of them, I decided to seek out images of their early, SI-era work online. No quick task, as the group was -- I gather -- never widely known outside of Germany.
Comprised of painters Heimrad Prem, Helmut Sturm, Hanz-Peter Zimmer, and sculptor Lothar Fischer, the group came together in 1957 in the city of Munich. Their work during those years in many ways mirrors of number of postwar "art informel" avant-gardist tendencies of the era -- like a mishmash of COBRA-style taschism and art brut primitivism.
|Heimrad Prem - Untitled, 1962|
|Lothar Fischer, title and date unknown|
|Helmut Sturm "Paar", 1962|
|Hans-Peter Zimmer - Untitled, 1961|
|Lothar Fischer "Flucht aus dem Morgenland", 1959|