Sale: 468 / Modern Art I, June 09. 2018 in Munich Lot 717

 
717
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Blühende Kakteen, Um 1925.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 75,000 / $ 82,500
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 116.875

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Blühende Kakteen. Um 1925.
Watercolor and brush drawing.
Signed in lower right. Verso titled. On strong laid paper. 69.5 x 49.5 cm (27.3 x 19.4 in) , the full sheet.

Splendid watercolor in fresh colors.

PROVENANCE: Elsa Delbanco, Hamburg/London.
Private collection Switzerland.
Galerie Aubry, Morges, Switzerland (verso with label).
Villa Grisebach auction 122, November 2004, cat no. 58 (with color illu.) (verso with a label).
Acquired from previous owner in aforementioned auction (Lower Saxon private collection).

EXHIBITION: Schmidt-Rottluff. Aquarelle aus den Jahren 1909-1969. 55. BAT Exhibitio, Hamburg 1974, cat. no. 70, illu. 149.
On Occasion of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff's 100th Brithday. Special exhibition at Schleswig Holsteinisches Landesmusem, Schloß Gottdorf, June 3 - August 12, 1984, cat. no. 108 with illu. in black and white (with label on rear of frame).

LITERATURE: Gerhard Wietek, Schmidt-Rottluff in Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein, 1984, illu. plate 21.
Christiane Remm/Magdalena M. Moeller, Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff, Aquarelle, 2011, p. 45, illu. 39.
"Schmidt-Rottluff used the emotional power of the wet-in-wet technique to add permanent magic to the flowers' natural proccess of flowering and whithering. Schmidt-Rottluff expressed his joy in blossomig cacti [..] in pictures characterized by a high degree of concentration and virility."
Christine Reem, quote from: Schmidt-Rottluff, Aquarelle, 2011, p. 42

717
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Blühende Kakteen, Um 1925.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 75,000 / $ 82,500
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 116.875

(incl. 25% surcharge)