Sale: 442 / Modern Art II, June 09. 2016 in Munich Lot 136

 
136
Rolf Nesch
Zwei badende Mädchen, 1939/40.
Metal
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,960
Sold:
€ 26,250 / $ 30.449

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Zwei badende Mädchen. 1939/40.
Color Metal embossing print.
Helliesen/Sørense 547. Signed and inscribed "Selbstdruck". Copy aside from the at least 3 copies mentioned in the catalog rasionné, the inidividual sheets differ from one another. On firm wove paper by Van Gelder Zonen (with watermark). 43 x 59.5 cm (16.9 x 23.4 in). Sheet: 50 x 65 cm (19,7 x 25,1 in).
Sheet 16 from the series "Badeszenen".

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (acquired directly from the artist).

Essay
The series "Badeszenen" was never shown as a complete series, presumably becasue the artist never considered it completed. Bathing scenes appeared in his oeuvre for the first time in 1935. Nesch's letters to the Nesch collector Dr. Reinhard des Arts from Hamburg deliver proof of the series' origing in autumn 1939 and the following spring. [JA/EH]
136
Rolf Nesch
Zwei badende Mädchen, 1939/40.
Metal
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,960
Sold:
€ 26,250 / $ 30.449

(incl. 25% surcharge)