• Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (landscape)
    2012
    painted wooden box construction with painted paper and shaped metal
    5 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (house)
    2013
    painted wooden box construction with painted and shaped wood
    9 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (cloud)
    2013
    wooden box construction with shaped wood and shaped and painted metal
    12 1/2 x 14 x 3 3/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (cloud)
    2013
    painted wooden box construction with metal and shaped and painted wood
    10 x 14 x 2 3/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (Links mit Links)
    2013
    watercolor and ink on found and folded paper
    8 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (Rechts mit Links)
    2013
    watercolor and ink on found and folded paper
    8 x 11 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (‘Le Flambeau’)
    2013
    painted cardboard box construction with found metal and wire
    4 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (potted flowers II)
    2013
    watercolor on Japanese paper
    10 3/16 x 13 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (landscape)
    2013
    watercolor and ink wash on found paper
    13 3/4 x 18 5/8 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Pendulum and Cone II
    2012
    wooden box construction with wooden stand, metal weights, leather cord, and nail
    16 3/4 x 9 x 4 3/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (trees)
    2012
    ink on notebook paper
    10 3/4 x 16 11/16 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (cup and saucer)
    2012
    ink on notebook paper
    10 3/4 x 16 11/16 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (Wuppertal landscape)
    2012
    painted cardboard box construction with graphite and shaped metal
    5 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (landscape)
    2012
    painted metal and shaped and painted wood, mounted on wood
    6 x 7 1/4 x 2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Clarinet Bells
    2012
    charcoal and ink on found paper with tape backing
    9 3/16 x 12 3/8 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (landscape)
    2012
    painted wooden box construction with shaped metal, painted foam, and copper wire
    6 1/4 x 8 x 3 1/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Solid and Spirit
    2011
    ink wash and graphite on found paper
    8 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled
    2011
    wooden box construction with shaped wooden object, metal, plexi, and organic fibers
    4 x 9 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (landscape)
    2011
    wooden box construction with shaped wood and metal
    12 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 6 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (bird)
    2011
    wooden box construction with painted and shaped wood
    8 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Aurora
    2004
    oil on wood construction
    diptych: 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Metallbild (9)
    1961
    metal and wood assemblage
    9 1/2 x 18 x 3 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Ohrstopsel
    1968
    wax, wood, and earplugs
    5 x 4 x 2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Windmeter
    1969
    brass and wood sculpture
    8 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Metallbild (10)
    1961
    metal and wood assemblage
    10 x 18 x 3 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Metallbild (16)
    1963
    metal and wood assemblage
    8 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Sound Cloud
    1970s
    metal and wood assemblage
    10 x 13 x 3 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Two Windows
    1982
    brass and wood assemblage
    10 1/2 x 12 x 2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Small Collages (6 a & b)
    1962
    plastic, paper, tin, oil, and wood assemblages
    9 1/2 x 9 x 2 inches each

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled
    1971
    plastic and oil on wood
    6 1/4 x 9 x 2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled
    1971
    plastic and oil on wood
    6 1/4 x 9 x 2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Weird Landscape
    1976
    lead, wood, and sponge assemblage
    5 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Shoe Box
    1988
    mixed media assemblage
    7 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Metal Collage
    1963
    metal and wood
    7 x 14 x 1 1/2 inches


BIO

b. 1941

Artist and musician Peter Brötzmann is best known as one of the preeminent figures in contemporary improvised music. He was trained as a visual artist in his hometown of Wuppertal, Germany, in the late 1950s, and his early musical career as a saxophonist and clarinetist was paralleled by his first art exhibitions in Holland and Germany. Brötzmann assisted Nam June Paik on Exposition of Music-Electronic Television, Paik’s first installation at Galerie Parnass in 1963, and he participated in Fluxus events in the mid 1960s.

Since that time, along with large-scale oil paintings and delicately lyrical watercolors, Brötzmann has amassed an oeuvre of small constructions, often using found or fabricated wooden boxes as both support and frame, sometimes integrating metal elements including cans, can lids and rusted industrial detritus. In recent years, retrospectives of Brötzmann’s artwork have been mounted in Sweden and Germany.