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Sale: 457 / Modern Art II, Dec. 07. 2017 in Munich Lot 58

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Glockenblumen (Blumen). 1922 /23.
Watercolor over chalk- and charcoal drawing.
Lower right signed and titled "Blumen". On laid paper by J.W. Zanders (with watermark). 62 x 49 cm (24.4 x 19.2 in) , the full sheet.
Proceeds of this work will go to the construction of a Buddhist peace stupa near Grafenwörth in Lower Austria. Find more information about the project finden on
The bright watercolor is emphasized by the strong drawing.
We are grateful to Mrs. Renate Ebner M.A. and Mr. Hans Geissler, estate Erich Heckel, Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance, for the kind support in cataloging this lot. The work is registered at the archive.

PROVENANCE: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, 36th auction, 3 and 4 May 1961, cat. no. 133, with illu. on plate 151.
Private collection Vienna (acquired in aforementioned auction, since family property).

According to the artist, who was still alive when the watercolor was sold at auction, it was made in where he used to spent the summer months until the year 1944. The strong drawing and the consolidated forms speak for an origin in this time after WWI. This expressionist period was of crucial importance for Heckel's artstic creation. The watercolor's delightful purple and light blue subtly underline the pictorial effect. [KD]
Erich Heckel
Glockenblumen (Blumen), 1922/23.
€ 10,000 / $ 11,700
€ 9,750 / $ 11.407

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