original art, paintings, drawings and comics shown in the exhibition Duckomenta at www.originalcomicart.com

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VOLKER SCHÖNWART (interDuck): Le Divan Japonais

1986, chalk on paper, 76 x 105 cm (!)

€ 8.800.- ($ 10,120)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec spent a year working on this sketch for the then-popular Concert Café in Paris, which was decorated in the Japanese style, which was all the rage then. The owner of the establishment was not happy about the portrayal of the bohemian characters that frequented the café and forced the artist, in 1883, to create a tamer version. That resulted in bad luck, and the owner had to close his shop after only 6 months. This first sketch was then given, as an anonymous gift, to a gallery in New York.
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R. S. (interDuck): Peter Minnewitt’s Purchase of Manhattan Island

2000, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

€ 6.600.- ($ 7,590)

In 1626, a Dutch merchant named Peter Minnewitt exchanged a few sandwiches, worth around  26 dollars, with the native inhabitants of Manhattanink island. Co-existence with the local population, which had been good, quickly worsened. To  protect them from increased danger of attack, Peter Stuyvesant, governor of New York after Minnewitts, constructed “Wall Street” as a wall of defence, complete with wooden high-rise buildings.
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VOLKER SCHÖNWART (interDuck): Composition With Yellow, Blue, Black, Red and Gray

2005, acrylic on wood, 33 x 49 cm

€ 3.800.- ($ 4,370)

One has to look very closely to recognise the hidden self-portrait of the artist, Entian, in this seemingly abstract painting.

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VOLKER SCHÖNWART (interDuck): Poster for the Baumaus Exhibition of 1923,

2009, graphite, pen and ink on paper, 60 x 41 cm

€ 3.400.- ($ 3,910)

This poster depicts the floor plan for a prototype glass high-rise building. Progressive ducks were enthusiastic!

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VOLKER SCHÖNWART (interDuck): Ludwig II King of Bavaria (1845-1886)

1990, chalk on paper, 13 x 18 cm

€ 1.300.- ($ 1,495)

The king of Bavaria decided, early in life, to keep his distance from society. This seems to have been motivated by his notion that he was different from the rest. This portrait depicts him without make-up in 1863.

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VOLKER SCHÖNWART (InterDuck): Baumaus

2009, pen and ink on paper, 21 x 29,5 cm

€ 2.600.- ($ 2,990)

These preliminary sketches for a logo demonstrate: new theories about how architecture, fine art and crafts could improve everyday life were an important aspect of the Baumaus programme.

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ANKE DOEPNER (interDuck): Mickey Mouse in the Manner of Leger

1986, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 110 cm (!)

€ 5.400.- ($ 6,210)

Visual perception and the re-discovery of form were crucial to the artistic avant-garde in the early 20th century. The composition of this painting was apparently influenced by an animal with round ears…

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OMMO WILLE (interDuck): Fußdampfbad I (Steam Bath -for the feet), 2013, ink on paper, signed, 21 x 30 cm

€ 700.- ($ 805)

After centuries over which ducks didn't wash themselves, romantic notions of bathing culture manifested themselves in duck circles. Dipping a single flipper or wing into water, sitting in a bathtub for either a brief interval or even for an extended period, inhaling steam baths with essential oils from pines or spruces added and even bubble baths became all the rage. Ducks not only bathed in water: they also were known to take mud baths, bathe with herbal infusions, malts and pollards. They were even known to bravely soak themselves in tubs filled with ants.

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OMMO WILLE (interDuck): Fußdampfbad II (Steam Bath -for the feet), 2013, ink on paper, signed, 30 x 21 cm

€ 700.- ($ 805)

After centuries over which ducks didn't wash themselves, romantic notions of bathing culture manifested themselves in duck circles. Dipping a single flipper or wing into water, sitting in a bathtub for either a brief interval or even for an extended period, inhaling steam baths with essential oils from pines or spruces added and even bubble baths became all the rage. Ducks not only bathed in water: they also were known to take mud baths, bathe with herbal infusions, malts and pollards. They were even known to bravely soak themselves in tubs filled with ants.

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OMMO WILLE (interDuck): Kopfdampfbad (Steam Bath -for the head), 2013, ink on paper, signed, 21 x 30 cm

€ 700.- ($ 805)

After centuries over which ducks didn't wash themselves, romantic notions of bathing culture manifested themselves in duck circles. Dipping a single flipper or wing into water, sitting in a bathtub for either a brief interval or even for an extended period, inhaling steam baths with essential oils from pines or spruces added and even bubble baths became all the rage. Ducks not only bathed in water: they also were known to take mud baths, bathe with herbal infusions, malts and pollards. They were even known to bravely soak themselves in tubs filled with ants.

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OMMO WILLE (interDuck): Kinderdampfbad (Steam Bath -for children), 2013, ink on paper, signed, 21 x 30 cm

€ 700.- ($ 805)

After centuries over which ducks didn't wash themselves, romantic notions of bathing culture manifested themselves in duck circles. Dipping a single flipper or wing into water, sitting in a bathtub for either a brief interval or even for an extended period, inhaling steam baths with essential oils from pines or spruces added and even bubble baths became all the rage. Ducks not only bathed in water: they also were known to take mud baths, bathe with herbal infusions, malts and pollards. They were even known to bravely soak themselves in tubs filled with ants.

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OMMO WILLE (interDuck): Ganzdampfbad (Steam Bath -for the entire body), 2013, ink on paper, signed, 30 x 21 cm

€ 700.- ($ 805)

After centuries over which ducks didn't wash themselves, romantic notions of bathing culture manifested themselves in duck circles. Dipping a single flipper or wing into water, sitting in a bathtub for either a brief interval or even for an extended period, inhaling steam baths with essential oils from pines or spruces added and even bubble baths became all the rage. Ducks not only bathed in water: they also were known to take mud baths, bathe with herbal infusions, malts and pollards. They were even known to bravely soak themselves in tubs filled with ants.

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OMMO WILLE (interDuck): Dampfbad in der Wanne genommen (Steam Bath -taken in the tub), 2013, ink on paper, signed, 21 x 30 cm

€ 700.- ($ 805)

After centuries over which ducks didn't wash themselves, romantic notions of bathing culture manifested themselves in duck circles. Dipping a single flipper or wing into water, sitting in a bathtub for either a brief interval or even for an extended period, inhaling steam baths with essential oils from pines or spruces added and even bubble baths became all the rage. Ducks not only bathed in water: they also were known to take mud baths, bathe with herbal infusions, malts and pollards. They were even known to bravely soak themselves in tubs filled with ants.

 

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