Sale: 344 / Modern Art, April 28. 2009 in Munich Lot 390

 
Conrad Felixmüller - Selbstbildnis mit malender Hand, im Hintergrund Werkstatt


 
390
Conrad Felixmüller
Selbstbildnis mit malender Hand, im Hintergrund Werkstatt, 1966.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 9,000 / $ 10,440
Sold:
€ 9,600 / $ 11.136

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description

Selbstbildnis mit malender Hand, im Hintergrund Werkstatt. 1966/67.
Oil on canvas.
Felixmüller 1531. Signed and dated "66-67" lower left. On verso inscribed with the work number. 55,5 : 75 cm (21,8 : 29,5 in). The self-portrait that was painted on New Years Eve in 1966 shows a vital artist with a doubtful look. Characteristical for his late work is the picture's realistic concept as well as the dominant blue. The elegance and the occasionally smoothed surfaces create an atmosphere of bourgeois order, they show a successful and self confident artist who has regained new ways of expression after years of creative urges. [KD]

PROVENIENZ: Private collection South Germany.
AUSSTELLUNG: Conrad Felixmüller. Werke und Dokumente, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg 1981/82, cat. no. 149 (with illustration in colours on p. 201).
Conrad Felixmüller. Gemälde - Aquarelle - Zeichnungen - Druckgraphik - Skulpturen, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloß Gottorf, Schleswig/Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf im Ehrenhof, Düsseldorf/Kunstverein Brunswick, Brunswick/Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg, Halle a.d. Saale, 1990/91 cat. no. 77 (with illustration in colours on p. 174).

Colours in good and fresh condition. With a minimal trace of rubbing in the right of the hnad.

390
Conrad Felixmüller
Selbstbildnis mit malender Hand, im Hintergrund Werkstatt, 1966.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 9,000 / $ 10,440
Sold:
€ 9,600 / $ 11.136

(incl. 20% surcharge)