Andreas Nottebohm

"KN-1960" Blue and Green Abstract Contemporary Aluminum Sculpture 2011



Metal/aluminum and paint


Teal and light green-toned abstract contemporary sculpture by German-American artist Andreas Nottebohm. This sculptural piece made of aluminum/metal resembles the characteristics of a lenticular image where its gradient colors and textures seem to move and change depending on the angle at which it's viewed. The sides show how the two metal plates are attached. Signed, titled, and dated by the artist at the back.

Artist Biography

Andreas Nottebohm, born in 1944, is an American/German artist whose work is associated with op art, visionary art, and space art. He is considered one of the key innovators of metal painting. Born and raised in Eisenach, East Germany, he moved to Munich, West Germany, as a teenager. From 1965 to 1969, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under surrealist painter Mac Zimmermann. In 1968, he studied etching at Johnny Friedlaender's workshop in Paris, France. From 1971 to 1974, he studied lithography in Salzburg, Austria. He returned to Munich in 1974. During the early 1970s, he first experimented with using metal as a canvas by utilizing used etching plates for his paintings. Nottebohm first visited the United States for a one-man exhibition in 1978. After traveling throughout the United States, he chose to make the San Francisco Bay Area his home. Andreas Nottebohm first visited the United States for a one-man show with Galerie Ernst Hilger [Vienna] at WASH-ART in Washington, D.C. in 1978. Starting in 1981, NASA commissioned Nottebohm to create major works, including official paintings to commemorate the first launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1981. His work has been featured in museums and galleries around the world including the permanent collections of the Crocker Art Museum in California, the Nevada Museum of Art, and the Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. He has had over one hundred one-man shows in Europe and the United States.


H 11.63 in x W 18.75 in x D 5.75 in
"KN-1960" Blue and Green Abstract Contemporary Aluminum Sculpture 2011