Sale: 442 / Modern Art II, June 09. 2016 in Munich Lot 71

 
71
Karl Hubbuch
Marianne mit Hut, 1932/33.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 16,800
Sold:
€ 21,250 / $ 25.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Marianne mit Hut. 1932/33.
Watercolor over pencil drawing.
On firm hand-made Arches board (with watermark). 53.6 x 45.2 cm (21.1 x 17.7 in), the full sheet.
Verso: Landschaft mit rotem Haus. Around 1950/55. Watercolor and India ink drawing with opaque white, monogrammed lower right.
Portray of a strong woman in Hubbuch's characteristic manner.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Hasenaug.
Private collection Berlin (acquired from aforementioned in 2008).

EXHIBITION: Karl Hubbuch, Arbeiten auf Papier aus Privatbesitz. Lobby of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe, 17 October - 16 December 2001, illu. in cat. on p. 93.

Essay
The demonstrative physicalness of self-confident women is one of the preferred themes in Karl Hubbuch's artistic creation of the 1920s and early 30s. His female models almost sport a male attitude. Their posture alone is a special challenge. With these works Karl Hubbuch created striking documents of his days, days that were charcterized by insecurity and a society that was falling apart. Strong women had to take their lives into their own hands after World War I. With a critical eye and a unique graphic talent Karl Hubbuch captured a female type that would coin his entire work. [KD]
71
Karl Hubbuch
Marianne mit Hut, 1932/33.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 16,800
Sold:
€ 21,250 / $ 25.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)