Lot: 235 JosefScharl 1896 München - 1954 New York Männerbildnis. 1949. Tempera. Signed and dated lower right. On wove paper. 50,5 x 38,3 cm (19,8 x 15 in), the full sheet.
PROVENANCE: Carus Gallery, New York. Private collection New York. Private collection South Germany.
Of stunning visual density, Josef Scharl’s portraits make statements of summary succinctness. Reduction to essential features of figuration, which, tied into clearly delimited forms, becomes the vehicle of a specific color canon to promotes abstraction seeking the effigy behind the archetype. [KD].
Colors in good and fresh condition. With isolated tiny color losses.