Brücke (Akrobat). 1950. Bronze with gold-brown patina. 25 x 31 x 10 cm (9.8 x 12.2 x 3.9 in).
• One of just 8 sculptures in Max Beckmann's oeuvre. • One of just 5 authorized casts. • On display at Kunsthalle Bremen and Museum Barberini, Postdam. • Another copy is in possession of the Detroit Institute of Arts in the USA.
We are grateful to Mrs. Mayen Beckmann, Cologne, for her kind expert advice. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné of bronzes.
PROVENANCE: Mathilde Q. Beckmann. The Alpha Gallery, Boston. Collection Alford P. Rudnick (since 1968). Private collection (inherited from aforementioned). Private collection Boston.
EXHIBITION: Max Beckmann: Welttheater. Kunsthalle Bremen, September 30, 2017 - February 4. 2018/Museum Barberini, Potsdam, February 24 - June 10, 2018, cat. no. 63.
"From the given presence I seek the bridge to the invisible." Max Beckmann, diary entry from 1938