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shiny aluminum relief sculpture of a fan or wing

Fächer-Flügel (Fan-Wing), 1964/1976

Heinz Mack was born in 1931 in Lollar in Hesse, Germany, and he lives and works in Mönchengladbach and Ibiza. He studied painting at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf from 1950 to 1953. In 1956 he received a degree in philosophy at the University of Cologne. Following his studies, Mack applied himself intensively to abstract painting, developing by the mid-1950s his first “Dynamic Structures” in painting, drawing, plaster and metal reliefs. He became well known for his contributions to light and kinetic art. In 1957 he founded the ZERO group with Otto Piene – and later Günther Uecker – and organized the now-famous evening exhibitions at his studio in Düsseldorf. In 1966, ZERO’s last group exhibition took place in Bonn. During the 1970s and 1980s Mack concentrated on creating monumental outdoor sculptures. Mack has been exhibiting internationally since 1959. Recent retrospectives include the Ludwig Museum, Koblenz (2009); Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (2011); Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2011); ARNDT, Berlin (2012-13); Museum Frieder Burda, Baden Baden (2015); and Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul (2016). In June 2014, Mack unveiled “The Sky Over Nine Columns,” an installation of 850,000 mosaic gold leaf tiles covering nine, seven-meters-high columns, installed on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, and traveled to Istanbul (2015-16); Valencia (2016); and St. Moritz (2017). In October 2014, the Guggenheim Museum, New York opened a large-scale historical survey of the work of the ZERO group, showcasing a diverse selection of Mack’s work. A touring exhibition of ZERO artworks was also presented at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin and traveled to the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015). The Sakip Sabanci Museum presented another exhibition of the ZERO group in 2015-16. Mack’s works can be found in numerous public and private collections worldwide, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate, London; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Heinz Mack has had solo exhibitions at Sperone Westwater in 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2017.

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monochromatic white painting with three stacked v-shapes

Heinz Mack
Chromatische Konstellation, 2008
acrylic on canvas
63 x 51 1/4 inches (160 x 130 cm)
63 1/2 x 51 3/4 inches (161,5 x 131,5 cm) frame
SW 17004

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Heinz Mack
Ohne Titel (Untitled), 1960
synthetic resin, pigments, saw dust on press board
40 1/2 x 44 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches (102,5 x 112,5 x 8,5 cm)
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Structure Dynamique Noire, 1962
oil on canvas
43 1/8 x 50 3/4 inches (109,5 x 129 cm)
SW 10151
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Weiße Vibration, 1958-59
synthetic resin on canvas
49 1/4 x 38 5/8 inches (125 x 98 cm)
50 1/2 x 40 inches (128,3 x 101,6 cm) frame
SW 08197
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Das Klavierkonzert, 1962
polyester resin on untreated canvas
55 1/8 x 78 3/4 inches (140 x 200 cm)
55 1/2 x 79 inches (141 x 200,7 cm) frame
SW 09133
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Ohne Titel, 1964
acrylic on canvas
56 1/4 x 51 1/8 inches (143 x 130 cm)
56 1/2 x 51 7/8 inches (141 x 131,8 cm) frame
SW 09130
Private Collection

shiny aluminum relief sculpture of a fan or wing

Heinz Mack
Fächer-Flügel (Fan-Wing), 1964/1976
aluminum and acrylic glass in metal artist's frame
54 x 40 x 2 3/4 inches (137,5 x 102,7 x 7 cm)
SW 16099

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Heinz Mack
Kinetik movement (Lammellen-Relief), 1967
aluminum, wood
40 1/4 x 53 1/4 x 1 inches (102 x 135 x 2,5 cm)
SW 14163
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
The language of silverlight, 1965
aluminum on hardboard
78 3/4 x 39 3/8 x 1 1/4 inches (200 x 100 x 6 cm)
SW 14161

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Heinz Mack
Horizontales Relief, 1962
aluminum, wood
35 3/8 x 39 5/8 x 5/8 inches (90 x 100.5 x 1.5 cm)
SW 10272
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Lichtrelief, -stabile Vibration für Licht und Ton, 1963
aluminum and Plexiglas
48 x 40 1/8 x 7 1/8 inches (122 x 102 x 18 cm)
SW 10261
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Grosses Splitter-Bild I (Metamorphose I), 1966
stainless steel and glass
64 1/8 x 40 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches (163 x 103 x 12 cm)
SW 10117
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Grosses Splitter-Bild (Hommage à Arman), 1966
glass, polished glass, Plexiglass, and aluminum on wood
64 1/8 x 40 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches (163 x 103 x 12 cm)
SW 10052
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Lamellen-Relief, 1967-68
aluminum, Plexiglas, wood, stainless steel
48 1/2 x  40 1/3 x 3 1/2 inches (123 x 102,5 x 9 cm)
SW 10267
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Hommage à Otto Hahn, 1963
silver spray on paper
39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches (100 x 70 cm)
43 x 31 1/4 inches (109,2 x 79,4 cm) frame
SW 10300
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Stele mit 9 Linsen (Stele with 9 Lenses), 1962
Plexiglas, Fresnel lenses
100 x 11 5/8 x 3 7/8 inches (254 x 29,5 x 10 cm)
1/8 x 11 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (0,4 x 29,5 x 50 cm) plinth
SW 14160

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Heinz Mack
Karo-Stele, 1968
aluminum, wood
119 x 20 x 20 inches (302,3 x 50,8 x 50,8 cm)
SW 10276

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Heinz Mack
Stele mit 11 Flügeln, 1964/1997
Plexiglas, aluminum
118 1/8 x 15 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches (300 x 40 x 10 cm)
SW 10275
Private Collection

monochromatic white painting with three stacked v-shapes

Heinz Mack
Chromatische Konstellation, 2008
acrylic on canvas
63 x 51 1/4 inches (160 x 130 cm)
63 1/2 x 51 3/4 inches (161,5 x 131,5 cm) frame
SW 17004

Heinz Mack
Ohne Titel (Untitled), 1960
synthetic resin, pigments, saw dust on press board
40 1/2 x 44 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches (102,5 x 112,5 x 8,5 cm)
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Structure Dynamique Noire, 1962
oil on canvas
43 1/8 x 50 3/4 inches (109,5 x 129 cm)
SW 10151
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Weiße Vibration, 1958-59
synthetic resin on canvas
49 1/4 x 38 5/8 inches (125 x 98 cm)
50 1/2 x 40 inches (128,3 x 101,6 cm) frame
SW 08197
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Das Klavierkonzert, 1962
polyester resin on untreated canvas
55 1/8 x 78 3/4 inches (140 x 200 cm)
55 1/2 x 79 inches (141 x 200,7 cm) frame
SW 09133
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Ohne Titel, 1964
acrylic on canvas
56 1/4 x 51 1/8 inches (143 x 130 cm)
56 1/2 x 51 7/8 inches (141 x 131,8 cm) frame
SW 09130
Private Collection

shiny aluminum relief sculpture of a fan or wing

Heinz Mack
Fächer-Flügel (Fan-Wing), 1964/1976
aluminum and acrylic glass in metal artist's frame
54 x 40 x 2 3/4 inches (137,5 x 102,7 x 7 cm)
SW 16099

Heinz Mack
Kinetik movement (Lammellen-Relief), 1967
aluminum, wood
40 1/4 x 53 1/4 x 1 inches (102 x 135 x 2,5 cm)
SW 14163
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
The language of silverlight, 1965
aluminum on hardboard
78 3/4 x 39 3/8 x 1 1/4 inches (200 x 100 x 6 cm)
SW 14161

Heinz Mack
Horizontales Relief, 1962
aluminum, wood
35 3/8 x 39 5/8 x 5/8 inches (90 x 100.5 x 1.5 cm)
SW 10272
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Lichtrelief, -stabile Vibration für Licht und Ton, 1963
aluminum and Plexiglas
48 x 40 1/8 x 7 1/8 inches (122 x 102 x 18 cm)
SW 10261
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Grosses Splitter-Bild I (Metamorphose I), 1966
stainless steel and glass
64 1/8 x 40 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches (163 x 103 x 12 cm)
SW 10117
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Grosses Splitter-Bild (Hommage à Arman), 1966
glass, polished glass, Plexiglass, and aluminum on wood
64 1/8 x 40 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches (163 x 103 x 12 cm)
SW 10052
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Lamellen-Relief, 1967-68
aluminum, Plexiglas, wood, stainless steel
48 1/2 x  40 1/3 x 3 1/2 inches (123 x 102,5 x 9 cm)
SW 10267
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Hommage à Otto Hahn, 1963
silver spray on paper
39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches (100 x 70 cm)
43 x 31 1/4 inches (109,2 x 79,4 cm) frame
SW 10300
Private Collection

Heinz Mack
Stele mit 9 Linsen (Stele with 9 Lenses), 1962
Plexiglas, Fresnel lenses
100 x 11 5/8 x 3 7/8 inches (254 x 29,5 x 10 cm)
1/8 x 11 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (0,4 x 29,5 x 50 cm) plinth
SW 14160

Heinz Mack
Karo-Stele, 1968
aluminum, wood
119 x 20 x 20 inches (302,3 x 50,8 x 50,8 cm)
SW 10276

Heinz Mack
Stele mit 11 Flügeln, 1964/1997
Plexiglas, aluminum
118 1/8 x 15 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches (300 x 40 x 10 cm)
SW 10275
Private Collection