Viewing Room – The Cubes

Viewing Room – The Cubes

Apr 08Jun 13 2020

von Bartha, Basel

Welcome to the new von Bartha showrooms, featuring pieces by Imi Knoebel, Landon Metz, Terry Haggerty, Ricardo Alcaide, Bob & Roberta Smith, Mike Meiré, Anna Dickinson and Boris Rebetez. Scroll down if you would like to enquire about the works.

Imi Knoebel
Sommer 2009-6, 2009
Acrylic / Aluminium
70 7/8 x 98 3/8 x 3 3/8 in
180 x 250 x 8.5 cm

CHF 250'000.-
Ricardo Alcaide, Seven Bahian Bricks, 2019, Industrial lacquer painted clay bricks and metal base, 7 bricks of 39 x 19 x 9 cm each


Ricardo Alcaide was born in 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela, he lives and works in São Paolo, Brazil.

Ricardo Alcaide examines constructed lived-in environments. His minimal aesthetic is influenced by modernist architecture and his site specific works reflect on the social implications of urban planning and ghettoization. The artist currently lives and works in Brazil and has exhibited internationally, including participation in solo shows such as ‘Sunset’ at von Bartha, S-chanf (2019) ‘Presque Rien’ at Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp (2019) as well as participating at the XIII Bienal Femsa, Zacatecas in 2019 and more.

Bob & Roberta Smith
Thought Examination, Chang Kuo Tao, 2008
bronze, paint
29 7/8 x 14 1/8 x 15 3/4 in
76 x 36 x 40 cm

Terry Haggerty
Diminishing returns, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
74 3/4 x 57 1/8 in
190 x 145 cm

CHF 45'000.-

Terry Haggerty was born in 1970 in London, England. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
After studying at the Chel­tenham School of Art, Glouces­ter­shire, Haggerty has exhib­ited widely at gal­leries and muse­ums around the world, includ­ing Sikkema Jenk­ins, New York; Max Het­zler, Berlin; Ham­mer Museum, Los Ange­les; Aldrich Museum, Conecti­cut; and PS1, Long Island City.

The concept of the trompe-l’oeil; the interplay between reality and illusion, has always fascinated artists. In this way, with the simple gesture of curving lines, Haggerty is able to create complex illusions, garnering both volume and depth. The artist carefully considers ambiguous forms and likenesses, to familiar indicators of space such as ledges, edges, corner and gaps. Nevertheless, the viewer is not only drawn to Haggerty’s paintings as a result of the suggestion of plasticity, but also owing to their cool, smooth, machine-like surface perfection.

Anna Dickinson
Copper Tube with Faceted Glass, 2020
Cast glass, ground and polished with a patinated copper liner and mild steel detail on the glass
7 1/4 x 9 1/8 in
18.5 x 23 cm

CHF 38'000.-
Anna Dickinson
Steel Facets with Misty Glass, 2020
Cast glass, ground and polished with precision engineered mild steel liner
6 1/4 x 9 1/8 in
16 x 23 cm

CHF 38'000.-
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Imi Knoebel
Anima Mundi 11-3, 2019
Acrylic / Aluminium, 3 parts
37 x 127 x 5,8 cm (overall), 37 x 29 x 5,8 cm (each)

CHF 105'000.-

Imi Knoebel was born in 1940 in Dessau, Germany. He lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Knoebel stud­ied from 1962 – 64 at the Werkkun­stschule (School for Applied Arts) in Darm­stadt and moved in 1964, fas­ci­nated by the teach­ing style and per­son­al­ity of Joseph Beuys, to the Kun­stakademie (Art Acad­emy) in Düs­sel­dorf. Knoebel, how­ever, dis­tanced him­self from the other Beuys stu­dents and devel­oped his own, min­i­mal­ist style, influ­enced by its great fore­run­ner Kazimir Male­vich. Fol­low­ing puris­tic line draw­ings, light pro­jec­tions and white paint­ings (1972 – 75) Knoebel turned to colour for the first time in 1974. During the 1980s the artist experimented with found objects, incorporating them within his installation pieces. Continuing his investigation into the medium of painting, Knoebel has also expanded his practice to an architectural scale; his largest commission to date saw the artist design several stained glass windows for the Notre-Dame de Reims cathedral, installed in 2011 and 2015.

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Mike Meiré
Lacquer - paint on canvas
78 3/4 x 55 1/8 in
200 x 140 cm

CHF 14'000.-
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Mike Meiré
Yankee Boil, 2019
20 1/2 x 13 x 13 in
52 x 33 x 33 cm

CHF 12'000.-
Boris Rebetez
Storage I, 2011
Ink and gouache on paper
21 x 29.7 cm, framed 28 x 37 cm

CHF 2'500.-