Andres Tolts

1949 - 2014

Auto. 1969

Gouache, paper. 41 x 51 cm
price 1 790


Andres Tolts "Auto"

Andres Tolts "Auto"

1960ies was a strange period in the Estonian art. It seemed that the existing state and national art canons could not remain valid as the only true ones, that the new generation, who was free of the fear for repressions and free from the traditional values of the “Pallas” school, was looking for something new. Foreign contacts became more frequent, the artistic life abroad was at that time especially lively and full of changes. The careless attitude of the sixties also arrived here and gradually deepened the contempt against the officially standardised regulations. The following events have been noted down in the Estonian art history as “avant-garde” and the second half of the 1960ies is consistently marked as “the arrival of the modern art in Estonia”. This is not a tiny shift. This is a question of a new era.
Grouping of artists ANK’ 64 that was founded in 1964 (where among others belonged Jüri Arrak, Malle Leis, Tõnis Vint, etc.) was one of the first avant-garde groupings, with whom is still connected keeping to certain esthetical positions. A real breakthrough, arrival of the new perception of the world and implementation of the new form language is seen in the legendary grouping SOUP’ 69, the core of which was formed by Leonhard Lapin, Ando Keskküla, Ülevi Eljand. And Andres Tolts.
In the first range it has been regarded the favour of the grouping that here arrived first time in the Estonian art history different important key-words of the world, of which most of all is being emphasized the influence of the pop-art. This is a direction, which regards of importance introducing of everyday matters into the context of art and which does not care of the academic values anymore, but tries instead of repeating of the already well-known to implement something new. Pop-artists of Estonia have by today become a legend, who despite their quite short activity period undoubtedly reached the top of the local avant-garde. Their scandalous exhibitions shattered the art world and brought to the local art absolutely new possibilities. Creation of Andres Tolts forms here in its turn a completely separate chapter, as it is he, from who usually is started the reasearch of pop-art and avant-garde art. As the most significant author of the second half of the 1960ies, Tolts wrote himself into the history and was able to become the emblematic author of the innovatory art of the second half of the 20. century. There are few artists, whose couple of works are sufficient for changing the art history. But Andres Tolts, whose pop-prevailed paintings are quite few in number and the majority of which has already been acquired into the collections of different museums, is exactly such kind of artist.

A Car.

“Auto” by Andres Tolts bundoubtedly belongs to the top classics of the Estonian avat-garde art and it is hard to over estimate its significance in the Estonian art history of the last 35 years. Diffused forms, an automobile, which was a symbol of the modern city life in the year 1969, pop-style happy and lively large colour areas, a long-haired human figure, carrying the esthetics of the Beatles and the paradox and illogical build-up of the whole situation signal us a totally different esthetical culture that people were used to until that time. From one hand we admire the courage of the young artist at overcoming of taboos, from another hand we notice a clearly developed handwriting of the artist. Andres Tolts is superb at testing of unconventional colour combinations and the analyst of the modern Soviet pop culture. The achieved mood is gentlemenly ironic and youthfully brave. No wonder that “Auto” became a separate landmark in the Estonian art history – in connection with it we can talk about artist Andres Tolts and his pioneering role in the Estonian art history.

The work has been exposed at the following exhibitions:

In 1969 at Kabli open-air exhibition (avant-garde groupings SOUP’69, Visarid, ANK’64)
In 1990 at the SOUP’69 exhibition in Tallinn Art Hall
In 1999 at the exhibition “Kronoloogia” in the Estonian Museum of Arts. Works of Andres Tolts from 1967 to 1998.

The work is reproduced:

Eesti kunstnikud (Estonian artists). The Soros Centre of Modern Art. Tallinn:1998.
Short history of the Estonian art. Tallinn: 1999.
Andres Tolts. Survey exhibition in the Estonian Museum of Arts. Catalogue. Tallinn:1999.

Appearance in auctions

Tool
Andres Tolts
Tool
1975. 125 x 110 cm
HAUS / X AUCTION, 2002 spring Haus Gallery 09.05.2002
2 493
Final price:
Auto
Andres Tolts
Auto
1969. Gouache, paper 41 x 51 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIVth ART AUCTION, 2004 spring Haus Gallery 04.04.2004
1 790
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Fragmendid ja värvid VI
Andres Tolts
Fragmendid ja värvid VI
1995. Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm
CHARITY AUCTION/2004 Haus Gallery 08.09.2004
383
Final price: 383
(sold)"> (sold)Vaikelu postkaardiga I
Andres Tolts
Vaikelu postkaardiga I
2000. Acrylic on canvas 68 x 78 cm
CHARITY AUCTION/2005 Haus Gallery 06.09.2005
447
Final price: 447
Tekstuur XVIII
Andres Tolts
Tekstuur XVIII
2004. Acrylic, wood 80 x 30 cm (not framed)
CHARITY AUCTION 2005 Haus Gallery 21.09.2005
575
Final price:
Kapp
Andres Tolts
Kapp
1976. Oil, canvas 150 x 125 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIII ART AUCTION, 2006 spring. Contemporary art ArtDepoo 18.04.2006
5 241
Final price:
Setter I
Andres Tolts
Setter I
1969. Oil, enamel, wooden plate 62 x 119 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIII ART AUCTION, 2006 spring. Contemporary art ArtDepoo 18.04.2006
3 707
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Ratas
Andres Tolts
Ratas
1968. Water-colour, collage, paper Lm 44.5 x 58.5 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring. Contemporary Art ArtDepoo 05.04.2007-17.04.2007
2 109
Final price: 2 109
(sold)"> (sold)Plats
Andres Tolts
Plats
1978. Oil, canvas 110 x 140 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring. Contemporary Art ArtDepoo 05.04.2007-17.04.2007
6 008
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Hüljes
Andres Tolts
Hüljes
1985. litography km 40 x 38 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXII ART AUCTION 2008 spring. Contemporary Art Haus Gallery 21.04.2008
511
Final price: 511
(sold)"> (sold)Põõsad
Andres Tolts
Põõsad
1991. acrylic, cardboard 50 x 70 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXII ART AUCTION 2008 spring. Contemporary Art Haus Gallery 21.04.2008
1 726
Final price: 1 726
Punktiir
Andres Tolts
Punktiir
2013. acrylic on canvas 69 x 49 cm (not framed)
ArtDepoo 30.10.2014-13.11.2014
2 400
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Tuul
Andres Tolts
Tuul
1983. Oil, canvas 80 x 100 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's Autumn Auction Haus Gallery 01.11.2018
4 300
Final price: 4 900
(sold)"> (sold)Eesti maastik
Andres Tolts
Eesti maastik
1988. Oil, canvas 110 x 140 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's Autumn Auction Haus Gallery 01.11.2018
6 200
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Maastik
Andres Tolts
Maastik
1974. oil, masonite 54 x 70 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's spring auction Haus Gallery 25.04.2019
2 200
Final price: 3 000

Appearance in exhibitions

Formularid AI
Andres Tolts
Formularid AI
2004. Collage 23 x 32 cm
2 SEB Gallery 22.09.2004-29.10.2004
price: 607
Formularid AII
Andres Tolts
Formularid AII
2004. Collage 23 x 32 cm
2 SEB Gallery 22.09.2004-29.10.2004
price: 607
Formularid AIII
Andres Tolts
Formularid AIII
2004. Collage 23 x 32 cm
2 SEB Gallery 22.09.2004-29.10.2004
price: 607
Formularid AIV
Andres Tolts
Formularid AIV
2004. Collage 23 x 32 cm
2 SEB Gallery 22.09.2004-29.10.2004
price: 607
Formularid VIII
Andres Tolts
Formularid VIII
2004. Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
2 SEB Gallery 22.09.2004-29.10.2004
price: 1 790
Formularid X
Andres Tolts
Formularid X
2004. Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
2 SEB Gallery 22.09.2004-29.10.2004
price: 1 790
Formularid XIII
Andres Tolts
Formularid XIII
2004. Acrylic on canvas 100 x 30 cm
2 SEB Gallery 22.09.2004-29.10.2004
price: 767
Lennuväli
Andres Tolts
Lennuväli
1968. oil on cardboard 35 x 29 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.10.2009-13.11.2009
price: 1 790
Laud
Andres Tolts
Laud
1969. oil on cardboard 30 x 40 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.10.2009-13.11.2009
price: 1 790
Draakon
Andres Tolts
Draakon
1967. oil on plywood 32.5 x 23 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.10.2009-13.11.2009
price: 1 150
Ehitis
Andres Tolts
Ehitis
1970. oil on canvas 50 x 34.5 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.10.2009-13.11.2009
price: 1 981
Hirvepark
Andres Tolts
Hirvepark
1971. oil on plywood 100 x 120 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.10.2009-13.11.2009
price: 5 624
Pilv
Andres Tolts
Pilv
1967. watercolor 43 x 38 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.10.2009-13.11.2009
price: 1 278
Nimeta
Andres Tolts
Nimeta
1970. watercolor 35.5 x 45 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.10.2009-13.11.2009
price: 1 278
Peegeldus
Andres Tolts
Peegeldus
1968. watercolor 36 x 48 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.10.2009-13.11.2009
price: 1 342
Rand
Andres Tolts
Rand
1967. mixed media 37 x 45 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.10.2009-13.11.2009
price: 1 406
Vabed
Andres Tolts
Vabed
1967. watercolor 37 x 45 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.10.2009-13.11.2009
price: 1 406
(sold)"> (sold)Formularid X
Andres Tolts
Formularid X
2004. oil, acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm (framed)
Swedbank 20.11.2014-15.03.2015
price: 5 250

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