Museum Folkwang
Buch III/'93
  • Frank Neubauer
  • Buch III/'93, 1993

  • Book III/'93
  • Marker drawing
  • Acquired in 2010 with support of the Dr. Meyer-Struckmann-Stiftung
  • Inv. B 3/10
  • CommentaryStarting point for these drawings in a sketchbook was a slip of paper Frank Neubauer found at an entrance gate in Essen in 1982. On this irregularly shaped torn out page there were lines that went to the edge of the paper and apparently continued on the now lost rest of the paper. With the drawings in this and related sketchbooks, Frank Neubauer undertakes the paradoxical attempt at a fictive reconstruction of the original course of the lines. They were in part extended or expanded into circular forms; in part they were simply market with a point and so immediately ended.
    On every page of the book, Neubauer made a new start at continuing the lines on the slip of paper with a black felt-tippen. At the same time he also continues lines from one page onto another, even reacting to lines that had penetrated through from the previous double page. This results, when looking through the book, in the impression of ›one‹ continual drawing, admittedly characterized by numerous empty spaces and gaps, because Neubauer’s continuation, and the lines on the torn out slip of paper that he used as a starting point remain invisible for the viewer in their combination. Only for the artist do they draw together into a form during their creation.
  • Provenance2010, Kauf bei, Frank Neubauer
  • Obj_Id: 32,758
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Department of Prints and Drawings
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 186
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Grafische Sammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Buch III/'93
  • Obj_Title2_S: Book III/'93
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Buch III/'93 Book III/'93 Buch III/'93
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1993
  • Jahr von: 1,993
  • Jahr bis: 1,993
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: B 3/10
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: B 0003/10
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Book
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  • Obj_Technique_S: Marker drawing
  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Marker drawing
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 2010 with support of the Dr. Meyer-Struckmann-Stiftung
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  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei):
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Frank Neubauer, 2011
Commentary
Artists
Provenance

Starting point for these drawings in a sketchbook was a slip of paper Frank Neubauer found at an entrance gate in Essen in 1982. On this irregularly shaped torn out page there were lines that went to the edge of the paper and apparently continued on the now lost rest of the paper. With the drawings in this and related sketchbooks, Frank Neubauer undertakes the paradoxical attempt at a fictive reconstruction of the original course of the lines. They were in part extended or expanded into circular forms; in part they were simply market with a point and so immediately ended.
On every page of the book, Neubauer made a new start at continuing the lines on the slip of paper with a black felt-tippen. At the same time he also continues lines from one page onto another, even reacting to lines that had penetrated through from the previous double page. This results, when looking through the book, in the impression of ›one‹ continual drawing, admittedly characterized by numerous empty spaces and gaps, because Neubauer’s continuation, and the lines on the torn out slip of paper that he used as a starting point remain invisible for the viewer in their combination. Only for the artist do they draw together into a form during their creation.