Sale: 489 / Evening Sale, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 126

 
126
Willi Baumeister
Phta, 1952.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 57,000
Sold:
€ 72,500 / $ 82.650

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Phta. 1952.
Oil and synthetic resin on fiberboard.
Beye/Baumeister 1783. Signed and dated "2 52" in upper right (scratched into the wet paint). Verso also signed and dated "2 52", titeld and inscribed with the dedication "Herrn Karl Ströher herzlichst". 64.9 x 81 cm (25.5 x 31.8 in) . [CH].

- Mentioned in many publications.
- Since it was made it has been in possession of just one family.
- Part of the important work period of the 'Scheinreliefs' from the heyday of the artist's creation
.

PROVENANCE: Collectino Karl Ströher, Darmstadt (acquired fromte artist in 1952, verso with a dedication).
Collection Dr. Erika Pohl-Ströher (inherited from aforementioned).

EXHIBITION: Gegenstandslose Malerei in Deutschland, Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim, May 24 - June 15, 1952, cat. no. 5 (with illu.).
Willi Baumeister - zum 65. Geburtstag, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, January 23 - Febrzuary 21, 1954, cat. no. 100.
Kunst unserer Zeit. Privatsammlung Karl Ströher, Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, June to September 1954, cat. no. 15.

LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, Willi Baumeister. Leben und Werk, Cologne 1963, cat. no. 1323 (with illu.).
Erika Pohl-Ströher, Ursula Ströher u. Gerhard Pohl (editor), Karl Ströher. Sammler und Sammlung, Stuttgart 1982, p. 258, no. 45 (with illu.).
Gottfried Boehm, Willi Baumeister, Stuttgart 1995, p. 38.
Nicola Assmann, Willi Baumeister - die Illustratio. In der Begegnung mit alten außereuropäischen Kulturen auf dem Weg zur neuen Formensprache (diss.), Münster 1998, p. 621.
"So-called abstract painting is not abstract in the sense of strangeness to peolples' life. The artist's sensations are very natural, a straight vertical line has a certain value of perception that is the same for everyone. A curved line or a question mark, however, they cause entirely different feelings. That same concept applies to colors. Contrast effects are caused by exact forms in contrats with cloudy and unformed shapes."
Willi Baumeister 1952, from: Die Natur in der abstrakten Kunst, in: Wissen und Leben 1, Stuttgart 1952

126
Willi Baumeister
Phta, 1952.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 57,000
Sold:
€ 72,500 / $ 82.650

(incl. 25% surcharge)