Sale: 374 / Modern Art, Dec. 04. 2010 in Munich Lot 71

 
Lyonel Feininger - Oh, just: "Curiosity!"


 
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Lyonel Feininger
Oh, just: "Curiosity!", 1945.
India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 31,720 / $ 38.064

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description
India ink drawing and watercolor
Signed and dated lower left, titled lower center. On laid paper by Hahnemühle (with watermark). 23,4 x 27,4 cm (9,2 x 10,7 in), the full sheet

PROVENANCE: Willard Gallery, New York (with adhesive label on verso of mount).
Galerie Redies, Düsseldorf (with adhesive label on verso of mount).
Private collection Hesse.

This watercolor is one of the rare works from Feiniger’s early period of creation, when the artist put an emphasis on a narrative content, however, it dos not lack the forms typical of landscapes from these days. With a few reduced lines and clear accents Feininger created his humorous and imaginative figures. In this case it is a wedding procession on its way to church, integrated in a geometrical city silhouette, which is so characteristic of Feininger. The scene is annotated with a winking "Oh, just: 'curiosity!'", a feature that Feininger uses to show his caricaturist ambitions. [SM].

71
Lyonel Feininger
Oh, just: "Curiosity!", 1945.
India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 31,720 / $ 38.064

(incl. 22% surcharge)