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Sale: 487 / Modern Art II, June 08. 2019 in Munich Lot 827

 
Lot description
Badende. 1916.
Pen and India ink drawing.
Lower left signed and dated as well as inscribed "Sonnabend". On thin wove paper. 15.6 x 20 cm (6.1 x 7.8 in) , the full sheet.

With a photo expertise from the The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, Achim Moeller, New York. The drawing is registered at the Feininger Archive with the number 125-07-29-05.

PROVENANCE: Alois Jakob Schardt, Halle, Berlin & Los Angeles (until 1955).
Private collection (inherited from aforementioned).
Achim Moeller Fine Art Ltd., New York (with gallery label on frame covering).
Private collection.

EXHIBITION: Lyonel Feininger. La variante tematica e tecnica nello sviluppo del processo creativo, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, 7 September - 10 November 1991, no. XXII.2.

LITERATURE: Florens Deuchler, Lyonel Feininger, Sein Weg zum Bauhaus-Meister, Leipzig, 1996, p. 135.
Roland März (editor), Lyonel Feininger. Von Gelmeroda nach Manhattan - Retrospektive der Gemälde, 1998, p. 180.

Essay
In his unconventional compositions Feininger unites his preferred themes. The agitated figures in the foreground, their dynamic calls reminiscence of Futurism, are united with Feininger’s favorite subject; ships at sea, which we find in the upper margin of this depiction. This way the observer has a clear view onto the figures which Feininger rendered in a frieze-like arrangement and with nervous but accurate parallel strokes of the brush. Influences of Cubism are obvious and make for the drawing’s formative character. This rather small composition fully benefits from Feininger’s passion for drawing, a passion the artist would remain true to until the end of his life. [KD]
827
Lyonel Feininger
Badende, 1916.
Pen and India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 13,560
Sold:
€ 13,750 / $ 15.537

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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