Sale: 442 / Modern Art II, June 09. 2016 in Munich Lot 34

 
34
Max Beckmann
Der Abend - Selbstbildnis mit Battenbergs, 1916.
Etching
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 4,200
Sold:
€ 5,375 / $ 6.450

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Der Abend - Selbstbildnis mit Battenbergs. 1916.
Etching.
Hofmaier 90 II B b (of III D). Signed and inscribed "Mitternacht". One of 40 copies from the edition on this type of paper. On Japon. 23.7 x 17.6 cm (9.3 x 6.9 in). Sheet: 30 x 23,5 cm (11,8 x 9,2 in).
Published by the Marées-Gesellschaft (with blindstamp). [EH].

Essay
In a letter to Reinhard Piper from 9 March, 1917 Max Beckmann wrote the following:".I thought you might be interested in my latest etching "Der Abend". I have a good proof of it.., in case you would like to use it in your book, I could send it to you immediately. The etching resembles my war etchings, but, similar to Bathseba, it has a latent erotic atmosphere and liklely is one of my best works." (Source: Hofmaier, Max Beckmann, Bern 1990, p. 239)
34
Max Beckmann
Der Abend - Selbstbildnis mit Battenbergs, 1916.
Etching
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 4,200
Sold:
€ 5,375 / $ 6.450

(incl. 25% surcharge)