Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 66

 

66
Lyonel Feininger
Schiffe, Wellen und Sonne, 1920.
Woodcut
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,900
Sold:
€ 8,750 / $ 10.150

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Schiffe, Wellen und Sonne. 1920.
Woodcut.
Prasse W 229. Signed. Lower margin inscribed "2037" and "x". On delicate Japon. 12.7 x 15.3 cm (5 x 6 in). Sheet: 20,2 x 26,2 cm (7,9 x 10,3 in).
According to Achim Moeller, the hand-written inscription "x" in the lower corner suggests that Feininger made this proof for his archive. When he emigrated to New York in 1937 as a reaction to the Nazi's defamation, he had to leave many his works behind. He gave them to Dr. Hermann Klumpp. Only 70 years later this collection was given back to Feininger's descendants. [CB].

With a photo expertise by Achim Moeller, The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York, from 7 January, 2013. The work is registered in the Lyonel Feininger Archive under the number 1185-01-07-13.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Achim Moeller, New York/Berlin (with label on rear of frame).




66
Lyonel Feininger
Schiffe, Wellen und Sonne, 1920.
Woodcut
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,900
Sold:
€ 8,750 / $ 10.150

(incl. 25% surcharge)