Sale: 350 / Modern Art, June 19. 2009 in Munich Lot 235

 
Josef Scharl - Männerbildnis


 
235
Josef Scharl
Männerbildnis, 1949.
Tempera
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,680
Sold:
€ 7,930 / $ 9.278

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description
Lot: 235
Josef Scharl
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.

EUR: 4.000 - 6.000DIFF.(19%)
US$: 5.456 - 8.184

235
Josef Scharl
Männerbildnis, 1949.
Tempera
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,680
Sold:
€ 7,930 / $ 9.278

(incl. 22% surcharge)