Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1984 lower recto, unframed.
16 x 20 in.The Collection of Mr. Duggins and Mr. Dunn, High Point, North Carolina
Keil's energetic artworks are primarily oil-based paint on canvas, board, cardboard, ceramic and any other medium that will transport his vibrant primary colors and keen social commentary. On a less political side, Keil often painted typical Berlin street and bar scenes, women in various poses, fellow artists, and his beloved Lake Wannasee near the Berlin of his youth with its sailing boats, children swimming, and sun-seeking bathers. Sometimes in rich unnatural colors, his paintings along with his figure studies help establish Keil as a versatile master craftsman of neo-expressionism.
Some areas of paint loss in green area at top right quadrant; some visible moisture staining damage to the verso; tears to canvas along lower edge.