Drawings

The medium of drawing was exploited by Stephan von Huene in manifold ways. He would often close a letter with a signature drawing which showed a hand holding a pencil, which it used to trace out a curving line. Among draftsmen, he esteemed in particular Albrecht Dürer, Honoré Daumier, and Gustave Doré. Von Huene’s œuvre contains three wide-ranging cycles of drawings, beginning in 1964 with the “Pasadena Ink Drawings,” which depict metamorphoses of humans, animals, and monsters. The occasional orchestration of the body accounts for the muted tone. The “Pasadena Ink Drawings,” in each of which an isolated figure is delineated and then subdivided into its body parts, depict not turbulent scenes, but instead, in each case, a segmented body-landscape. The figures in the black “Smoke Drawings” originate with the imprint of a finger or the heel of the hand, after which a stylus was used to circumscribe the contours.

1961

Ink Drawings

Untitled (ESCOT)

untitled (ESCOT)

1961

Pasadena Ink Drawings

Untitled

untitled

1964

Smoke Drawings

Untitled (FUT)

untitled (FUT)

1964

Ink Drawings

Federzeichnung

untitled (ARFELL)

1964

Pencil Drawings

Bleistiftzeichnung

untitled

1972

Lithographs

Lithographie

untitled (KRAT)

1980

ZEIT Collages

ZEIT - Collage

untitled

Sketches and Notes

Emanzipation

Emancipation

1955

Diverse

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty