Peter Brötzmann

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Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (landscape)
2012
painted wooden box construction with painted paper and shaped metal
5 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (house)
2013
painted wooden box construction with painted and shaped wood
9 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (cloud)
2013
wooden box construction with shaped wood and shaped and painted metal
12 1/2 x 14 x 3 3/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (cloud)
2013
painted wooden box construction with metal and shaped and painted wood
10 x 14 x 2 3/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (Links mit Links)
2013
watercolor and ink on found and folded paper
8 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (Rechts mit Links)
2013
watercolor and ink on found and folded paper
8 x 11 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (‘Le Flambeau’)
2013
painted cardboard box construction with found metal and wire
4 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (potted flowers II)
2013
watercolor on Japanese paper
10 3/16 x 13 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (landscape)
2013
watercolor and ink wash on found paper
13 3/4 x 18 5/8 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Pendulum and Cone II
2012
wooden box construction with wooden stand, metal weights, leather cord, and nail
16 3/4 x 9 x 4 3/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (trees)
2012
ink on notebook paper
10 3/4 x 16 11/16 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (cup and saucer)
2012
ink on notebook paper
10 3/4 x 16 11/16 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (Wuppertal landscape)
2012
painted cardboard box construction with graphite and shaped metal
5 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (landscape)
2012
painted metal and shaped and painted wood, mounted on wood
6 x 7 1/4 x 2 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Clarinet Bells
2012
charcoal and ink on found paper with tape backing
9 3/16 x 12 3/8 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (landscape)
2012
painted wooden box construction with shaped metal, painted foam, and copper wire
6 1/4 x 8 x 3 1/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Solid and Spirit
2011
ink wash and graphite on found paper
8 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled
2011
wooden box construction with shaped wooden object, metal, plexi, and organic fibers
4 x 9 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (landscape)
2011
wooden box construction with shaped wood and metal
12 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 6 inches

Peter Brötzmann
Untitled (bird)
2011
wooden box construction with painted and shaped wood
8 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Aurora
2004
oil on wood construction
diptych: 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Metallbild
1961
various metals on wood
46 x 24 cm

Peter Brötzmann

Ohrstopsel
1968
wax, wood, and earplugs
5 x 4 x 2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Windmeter
1969
brass and wood sculpture
8 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Metallbild (10)
1961
metal and wood assemblage
10 x 18 x 3 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Metallbild (16)
1963
metal and wood assemblage
8 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Sound Cloud
1970s
metal and wood assemblage
10 x 13 x 3 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Two Windows
1982
brass and wood assemblage
10 1/2 x 12 x 2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Small Collages (6 a & b)
1962
plastic, paper, tin, oil, and wood assemblages
9 1/2 x 9 x 2 inches each

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled
1971
plastic and oil on wood
6 1/4 x 9 x 2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled
1971
plastic and oil on wood
6 1/4 x 9 x 2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Weird Landscape
1976
lead, wood, and sponge assemblage
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Shoe Box
1988
mixed media assemblage
7 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Metal Collage
1963
metal and wood
7 x 14 x 1 1/2 inches

BIO

b. 1941

Artist and musician Peter Brötzmann is best known as one of the preeminent figures in contemporary improvised music. He was trained as a visual artist in his hometown of Wuppertal, Germany, in the late 1950s, and his early musical career as a saxophonist and clarinetist was paralleled by his first art exhibitions in Holland and Germany. Brötzmann assisted Nam June Paik on Exposition of Music-Electronic Television, Paik’s first installation at Galerie Parnass in 1963, and he participated in Fluxus events in the mid 1960s.

Since that time, along with large-scale oil paintings and delicately lyrical watercolors, Brötzmann has amassed an oeuvre of small constructions, often using found or fabricated wooden boxes as both support and frame, sometimes integrating metal elements including cans, can lids and rusted industrial detritus. In recent years, retrospectives of Brötzmann’s artwork have been mounted in Sweden and Germany.