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Horst Antes

Horst Antes was born in Heppenheim, Germany, in 1936. He is a painter, engraver, sculptor and lithographer.


In his early paintings, Antes sought a path somewhere between figurative painting and the art informel. One of his most important role models was the abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning (1904-1997).

 

Around 1960, Antes discovered his 'Kopffüßler' (literal translation: Head-Footer), a form which preoccupied him in numerous variations and artistic techniques. By 1963, his 'Kopffüßler' was fully developed in its stylistic and contextual premises and became also compulsory for his sculptural work, which began the same year.


His works are exhibited throughout the world and are represented in all the most important German collections : the Kunsthall Hamburg, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Nationalgalerie Berlin, and the Museum of Modern Art.