Sale: 500 / Evening Sale, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 213

 
213
Georg Schrimpf
Im Hof/Geschwister, 1923.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 71,400
Sold:
€ 93,750 / $ 111.562

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Im Hof/Geschwister. 1923.
Oil on canvas.
Praeger 1923/6. Lower right signed and dated. 68 x 48 cm (26.7 x 18.8 in).
Verso with a variant of the paintng "Kuhhirte", partly pasted over with paper.
• Masterpiece from the epochal exhibition "Neue Sachlichkeit" in 1925.
• "Schrimpf's tender picture 'Im Hof‘ as well as Kanoldt's [..] still lifes leave a mark with the observer.“ (From a review of the Große Berliner Kunstausstellung in: Der Cicerone, 16.1924, p. 632)
• Significant exhibition history.
• Typical motif from his best period of creation
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PROVENANCE: Karl Nierendorf, Cologne (1925).
Moderne Galerie Thannhauser, Munich (before 1928, verso of the stretcher with a label ).
Private Collection Munich (1939).
Galerie Nikolaus Fischer, Frankfurt (with a label on verso of the stretcher).
Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Große Berliner Kunstausstellung 1924, section Novembergruppe, no. 988.
Neue Sachlichkeit. Deutsche Malerei seit dem Expressionismus, Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim 14 June - 13 September 1925, no. 112 (no illu.) / Sächsischer Kunstverein Dresden 18 October - 22 November 1925, no. 134/Chemnitz 1925/26, no. 138
Maler der 'Neuen Sachlichkeit', Kunsthaus Schaller Stuttgart, 1925, no. 518 ("Im Hof", verso of the stretcher with a label).
Neue deutsche Romantik, 126. Ausstellung der Kestner-Gesellschaft 16 March - 29 April 1933, no. 3.
Georg Schrimpf. Commemorative exhibition, Galerie Franke, Munich 1939, no. 2/Galerie von der Heyde, Berlin 12 February - 6 March 1939, no. 2.

LITERATURE: Franz Roh, Georg Schrimpf, in: Die Horen, 2nd year 1926, pp. 255-260. Illu. on p. 257 (titled "Geschwister").
Josef Adamiak, Georg Schrimpf. Ein Beitrag zum Problem der Malerei in der "Neuen Sachlichkeit", unprinted diploma thesis at the department of art history at the Humboldt University Berlin (GDR) 1961, pp. 34-35 with illu. 40.
Wolfgang Storch, Georg Schrimpf und Maria Uhden, Berlin 1985, with color illu. on p. 116.

Essay
In 1920 the gallery Goltz in Munich organized the artist's first solo show. In 1925 he showed twelve works, among them our work, in the important Mannheim New Objectivity exhibition. It is a wonderful example of the manifold influences that can be found in Georg Schrimpf's art: One the one hand, the influence of paintings from German Romanticism can be observed, particularly that of the Nazarenes, on the other hand we find traces of Italian Renaissance art. However, impulses from contemporaries can also be seen in Georg Schrimpf's works. The standard attribution to New Objectivity may not be wrong, but it is not unconditionally right, either. In his works, especially in those showing people, Georg Schrimpf rendered a contemplative world that remained unmatched in the context of modern painting in those days. He was not much of a friend of the cool and distanced style of New Objectivity, instead his motifs are characterized by a warm feeling.
213
Georg Schrimpf
Im Hof/Geschwister, 1923.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 71,400
Sold:
€ 93,750 / $ 111.562

(incl. 25% surcharge)