Sale: 395 / Modern Art / Side lines of the German Avantgarde, Oct. 19. 2012 in Munich Lot 396

 
Conrad Felixmüller - Küste vor Kristiansand - grauer Tag


 
396
Conrad Felixmüller
Küste vor Kristiansand - grauer Tag, 1938.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,600
Sold:
€ 11,250 / $ 13.050

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Küste vor Kristiansand - grauer Tag. 1938.
Oil on canvas.
Felixmüller 761. Signed, dated and inscribed "Møvik" lower left. With inscription on stretcher. 45,3 x 57,3 cm (17,8 x 22,5 in).

PROVENANCE: Collection Hanns-Conon von der Gabelentz, Altenburg.
Private collection Saxony-Anhalt.

EXHIBITION: Conrad Felixmüller - 40 paintings from the collection Hanns-Conon von der Gabelentz, Gabelentz-Museum Poschwitz, Altenburg 1945, cat. no. 41.

Since 1933 Felixmüller‘s living and working conditions had become worse due to the rule of the National Socialists in Germany. In 1934 he relocated from Dresden to Berlin, hoping to escape prosecution. Even though Felixmüller successfully participated in the spring exhibition of the ‘Verein Berliner Künstler‘ in 1937, he was publicly defamed after the Artist Association had fallen victim to the Nazi’s cultural politics. Some 151 works were confiscated in museums and seven of his early expressionist works were shown in propaganda show “Degenerate Art“. In these days of defamation, it was portrait commissions from abroad that enabled the artist to travel to Norway and England in 1938 and 1939. Together with his wife Londa, Felixmüller went onto a study and lecture trip to Norway in 1938 and visited Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen and Oslo, where he also made a number portraits and landscape paintings. In these works he captured the special atmosphere of Scandinavia with the atmospheric lights and cool colors. [KP/CB].

396
Conrad Felixmüller
Küste vor Kristiansand - grauer Tag, 1938.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,600
Sold:
€ 11,250 / $ 13.050

(incl. 25% surcharge)