Sale: 457 / Modern Art II, Dec. 07. 2017 in Munich Lot 91

 
91
George Grosz
Seid fruchtbar und mehret euch - Die Religion muss dem Volke erhalten bleiben, 1922.
India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,850
Sold:
€ 21,250 / $ 25.287

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Seid fruchtbar und mehret euch - Die Religion muss dem Volke erhalten bleiben. 1922.
India ink drawing over pencil.
lower right signed. On creme wove paper by Schoeller (with the blindstamp "Schoeller Burg Gretesch"). 65 x 52 cm (25.5 x 20.4 in) , the full sheet.
Verso with inscription. The drawing served as model for the illustration on p. 33 of the first edition of the artist book "Abrechnug folgt!" published by Malik-Verlag, Berlin in 1923. [CB].

Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Ralph Jentsch, Berlin/Rome, on 8 November 2007. The work will be included into Ralph Jentsch's forthcoming oeuvre catalog of works on paper.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate (verso withteh stamp and the hand-written number "3-62-9").
Private collection Greece.

EXHIBITION: Goya, Daumier, Grosz. Il trionfo dell'idiozia. Pregiudizi, follie e banalità dell’esistenza europea, Accademia di Belle Arti, Naples and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome 1992, cat. no. 242, illu. on p. 221.
La lente di Freud. Una galleria dell'inconscio, Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, Siena 2008/2009, illu. on p. 319.

LITERATURE: George Grosz, Abrechnung folgt! 57 politische Zeichnungen, Kleine Revolutionäre Bibliothek, volume 10, Der Malik-Verlag Berlin 1923, illu. on p. 91 (there with the title "Die Religion muß dem Volk erhalten bleiben!"
George Grosz, Das Gesicht der herrschenden Klasse & Abrechnung folgt!, Frankfurt 1972, illu. on p. 91
George Grosz, Aggiusteremo i conti, Dedalo libri, Bari 1973, illu on p. 68,
Gustavo Gili, George Grosz. El rostro de la clase dominante & Ajustaremos cuents!, Barcelona 1977, illu. on p. 49.

91
George Grosz
Seid fruchtbar und mehret euch - Die Religion muss dem Volke erhalten bleiben, 1922.
India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,850
Sold:
€ 21,250 / $ 25.287

(incl. 25% surcharge)