Sale: 432 / Modern Art I, June 11. 2016 in Munich Lot 336

 
336
Heinrich Campendonk
Blaue Figur, Wohl 1918/1919.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 84,000
Sold:
€ 131,250 / $ 157.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Blaue Figur. Wohl 1918/1919.
Watercolor and gouache with brush drawing over chalk.
Firmenich 477AD. On wove paper, laid on board. 29.3 x 34.7 cm (11.5 x 13.6 in). The full sheet. Backing board: 37 x 40,7 cm (14,5 x 16 in).

Early work in strong colors.
With a copy of a confirmation from Edith Campendonk.

PROVENANCE: Collection Dr. Margarete Stegmann, Dresden.
Private ownership.
Klipstein und Kornfeld, Bern, 112th auction Bern 1964.
Galerie Gunzenhauser, Munich (1989).
Private collection Southern Germany.

Essay
Heinrich Campendonk's works are full of references that reflect the zeitgeist. On the one hand we find aspects of French contemporary art, mainly Cubism, on the other hand formal aspects that clearly hint at Campendonk's painter colleagues, first and foremost at Franz Marc, are obvious. However, what is most decisive is how Campendonk worked up these influences to find his own style. This work has been influenced by this aspect in a special way. The tendency to disintegrate the compact forms in order to embed them in a magic world of colors can also be found in works by his painter colleagues from the "Blaue Reiter", of which Campendonk was a member, too. The dream worlds that enrich his works by adding an aura of a fragmentary detachedness are half real. Their content is enigmatic. Decoding and viewing them in context of the overall composition remains the observer's surprisingly joyful task.
336
Heinrich Campendonk
Blaue Figur, Wohl 1918/1919.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 84,000
Sold:
€ 131,250 / $ 157.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)