Sale: 432 / Modern Art I, June 11. 2016 in Munich Lot 339

 
339
Oskar Schlemmer
Kopf im Profil, Wohl um 1930.
Colored crayon drawing
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,000
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 45.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Kopf im Profil. Wohl um 1930.
Colored crayon drawing and chalk.
Not in Grohmann. On wove paper. 34.4 x 25 cm (13.5 x 9.8 in), the full sheet.

One of Oskar Schlemmer's typical profile heads in a particularly nice color hatchure.
Accompanied by a confirmation of authenticity issued by Tut Schlemmer, no date.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.

Essay
The human figure is at the core of Oskar Schlemmer's art. In 1928 he wrote: "For the new life, a modern attitude towards the world and life, knowledge of man as a cosmic being is essential.“ (quote after ex. cat. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 1968, p. 21). Time and again Schlemmer approaches the illustration of this type of modern man in his drawings. The physical statics of his figures makes them beings from a future world: Schlemmer's profile head appears distant and blurred, indeed, almost "cosmic“ and spiritual, yet it precisely follows the prnciples of composition. Despite all physical schematization, Schlemmer suceeds in showing his figure's identity.
339
Oskar Schlemmer
Kopf im Profil, Wohl um 1930.
Colored crayon drawing
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,000
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 45.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)