Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 42

 

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Gustav Wunderwald
Kiefern mit roter Wolke, Um 1909.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,960
Sold:
€ 7,500 / $ 8.700

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Kiefern mit roter Wolke. Um 1909.
Oil on canvas.
Reinhardt 7 (there with title "Föhren mit roter Wolke"). Signed lower left, scratched into wet layer of paint. As well as with label ons tretcher, there once more signed and titled. 71 x 61.5 cm (27.9 x 24.2 in). [JS].

We are grateful to Dr. Hildegard Reinhardt, Bonn, for her kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Berta Wunderwald, artist's widow (with shipping label on stretcher).
Private Southern Germany (from artist's estate).

EXHIBITION: Gustav Wunderwald, Kunst- und Buchhandlung Landsberg, Berlin 19 October - 3 November, 1924.
Gustav Wunderwald 1882-1945. Zeichnungen und Ölbilder, Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin 1971.
Gustav Wunderwald. Gemälde, Handzeichnungen, Bühnenbilder. An exhibition on occasion of the artists 100th birthday, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin 20 August - 10 October, 1982 and Stadtische Galerie, Albstadt 21 November, 1982 - 2 January, 1983, cat. no. 25.

The work "Kiefern mit roter Wolke" originates from an early period of creation. The work shows Wunderwald's talent in a clear and stringent organization of the image area, additionally, it shows how much Wunderwald was on par with the latest trends in art even before World War I: The group of trees, rising up on a hill in front of a red cloud in back light, is not a realistic image of a landscape, instead it brings lines and color fields to bear. This method resembles Japanese color woodcuts from the Edo period, which were quite popular in artist circles in those days. Accordingly, the young Gustav Wunderwald shows his disposition for the avant-garde, not least for the strong and expressive colors of this painting.



42
Gustav Wunderwald
Kiefern mit roter Wolke, Um 1909.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,960
Sold:
€ 7,500 / $ 8.700

(incl. 25% surcharge)