Sale: 479 / Classics of the 20th Century I, Dec. 08. 2018 in Munich Lot 848

 
848
Willi Baumeister
Blaue Figurenhalde, 1947.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 72,600
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 128.562

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Blaue Figurenhalde. 1947.
Oil with synthetic resin on canvas, originally laid on soft fiberboard.
Beye/Baumeister 1289. Upper left signed and dated "8.47". Verso inscribed "Baumeister" by a hand other than that of the artist, dated "8/47" and titled "Blaue Halde" as well as dedictaed. 58.2 x 73.5 cm (22.9 x 28.9 in).

PROVENANCE: Private collection (acquired from the artist in 1948, until 2018).
Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Willi Baumeister, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover May 17 - June 24, 1956, cat. no. 36, p. 25, with illu. on p. 16.

LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, Willi Baumeister - Leben und Werk, Cologne 1963, cat. no. 919.
"So-called abstract painting is not abstract in a sense of a strangeness to life and people. The artist feels natural sensations. A straight vertical has a certain value that all men can perceive equally. A curved line or a question mark trigger different emotions. Colors, in this sense, also cause certain reactions. Contrast effects are achieved through exact forms as opposed to pictorial, cloudy representations."
Willi Baumeister, Die Natur in der abstrakten Kunst, quote from: Wissen und Leben 1, Stuttgart 1952

848
Willi Baumeister
Blaue Figurenhalde, 1947.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 72,600
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 128.562

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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