IMI KNOEBEL 1000 HASEN

“Once […] we wanted to replace the dove of peace with a new symbol of peace. So we will  hereby make the rabbit a symbol of peace […] I think it is a cheerful animal that speaks to the  human soul and is known by every child.” Quote Joseph Beuys after he melted down a  replica of the crown of the Tsar Ivan the Terrible and cast a rabbit from it.

Imi Knoebel
1000 Hasen, 2021 copper sheet, water jet cutting technique
26 x 18 x 0,8 cm
EUR 480,-
Signed, dated on the back | Published by Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne
Portfolio: PDF
Order here: 1000Hasen@1000Hasen.com

The rabbit, originally a found object made of sheet iron, is part of Imi Knoebel’s work complex  Eigentum Himmelreich, dedicated to his friend Imi Giese, from 1983.

The studio view of Eigentum Himmelreich from 1983 shows the rabbit hanging freely on the  wall. In the same year, the work was presented for the first time at the Galerie Schoof in  Frankfurt a.M. and in 1984 at Le Consortium in Dijon, where the rabbit could be discovered  lying on a wall ledge. Further exhibitions followed at the Musée Municipal in La-Roche-sur Yon, in 1985 and in 1992 at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, which purchased  Eigentum Himmelreich for the museum collection. In the large survey exhibition in 2014 at  the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Eigentum Himmelreich was shown in the first floor cabinets  overlooking the Japanese Garden. The rabbit was found here only at second glance, hidden behind the cabinet.

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Imi Knoebel
1000 Hasen, 2021 copper sheet, water jet cutting technique
26 x 18 x 0,8 cm
EUR 480,-
Signed, dated on the back | Published by Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne
Portfolio: PDF
Order here: 1000Hasen@1000Hasen.com

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