Sale: 457 / Modern Art II, Dec. 07. 2017 in Munich Lot 164

 
164
Peter August Böckstiegel
Erntefeld, Um 1945.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 12,000
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 45.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Erntefeld. Um 1945.
Oil on canvas.
V. Wedel 321. Lower right signed and inscribed "Arrode". 69 x 84 cm (27.1 x 33 in).

After his studio in Dresden was destroyed in February 1945 and his troublesome flight to Westphalia, Böckstiegel arrived at his birthplace Arrode as a broken man scarred by the events of the war. This work is the first and presumably only painting that Böckstiegel made during this dramatic year.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Bielefeld.
Private collection Northern Germany (inherited from aforementioned).

LITERATURE: Peter August Böckstiegel. Menschen und Landschaften. Monography and catalog raisonné, Cologne 1997, p. 57.

164
Peter August Böckstiegel
Erntefeld, Um 1945.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 12,000
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 45.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)