Sale: 415 / Modern Art, June 06. 2014 in Munich Lot 207

 
Hans Reichel - Ohne Titel


 
207
Hans Reichel
Ohne Titel, 1924.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,400
Sold:
€ 2,625 / $ 3.150

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Ohne Titel. 1924.
Watercolor and India ink.
Monogrammed and dated lower right. On creme paper, laminated on board and laid on backing board. 8 x 9,7 cm (3,1 x 3,8 in), size of sheet. Backing board: 25 x 25 cm (9,8 x 9,8 in).
[JS].
Other than specified in the catalog, this lot number may also be subject to differential taxation + 7% import turnover tax (savings of 5% in comparison with regular taxation).
We are grateful to Dr. h.c. Andreas Hüneke, Potsdam, for his expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Editions Claude Givaudan, Geneva.
Private collection (acquired from previously mentioned).

The encounter with Paul Klee in 1919, both artists had a studio in Werneck-Schloss in Munich, had decisive impact on the art of Hans Reichel. They stayed in contact even after Klee had left for the Bauhaus in 1920, over the following years he also met Kandinsky, Gropius and Feininger during visits in Weimar and Dessau. This composition clearly shows the influence of Kandinsky, whose abstract watercolors from the early 1920s paved the path for his famous portfolio "Kleinen Welten" (Small Worlds). What is even more impressive about this work is the tendency towards the miniature, which would become characteristic of Reichel's oeuvre.

207
Hans Reichel
Ohne Titel, 1924.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,400
Sold:
€ 2,625 / $ 3.150

(incl. 25% surcharge)