Horst Janssen, Ohne Titel

Ballpen, crayon and pencil on motif card

14.9 × 10.5 cm | 5 3/4 × 4 1/4 in

Signed, dated “26 10 69”, marked “2 Speak About 1 Lady” and marked with the time of the execution “500”

The artist’s writing to Johannes Gross on the verso:

“26.10.69 Dear Johannes Gross
– just like that. – + : You are the only one of “them”, which
when you want to vocalize a sentence, you can do such a
thing well. Well, at least that I have ever heard and seen.
Hopefully you will return to me my love.
Your Janssen”

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The artist’s studio; Collection Johannes Gross, Cologne; Private Collection Berlin

  • Galerie Ludorff, "Schöne Grüße – Künstlerpostkarten", Dusseldorf 2018
  • Galerie Ludorff, "Schöne Grüße. Künstlerpostkarten", Dusseldorf 2018, p. 42/43

About Horst Janssen

Janssen loved provocation, playing with words and ambiguities, which he often disguised in a humorous way. With a variety of very fine Pencil strokes he succeeds in creating a great variety of grey tones. That is why he gave himself the much-cited name “Million Stroke Artist” (“Millionenstrichler”).

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