Sitzende mit gerafftem Rock. 2008. Acrylic on canvas. Upper right monogrammed and dated. Verso signed, dated "15.1.2008" and inscribed with technique. 121 x 100 cm (47.6 x 39.3 in). According to Grützke's work book, the seated person lifting up her green skirt and looking between her legs is Beatrice Magdon, a Mies van der Rohe cantilever chair stands in front of her. Beatrice Magdon was the last model Grützke had before his death. She is depicted on many of his pictures, among them in "Bathseba" a cycle of 20 works. [FS].
The work is mentioned in Johannes Grützke's hand-written work book. We are grateful to Mr Valentin Müller, Ladengalerie Berlin, for the kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Acquired from the artist by the previous owner.