Sale: 494 / Modern Art, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 546

Rolf Nesch
Pianist, 1930.
€ 9,000 - 12,000

$ 9,900 - 13,200

Lot description
Pianist. 1930.
Etching with India ink application in monotype technique.
Helliesen/Sørensen 373. Signed, inscribed "Selbstdruck" and betitelt. From an edition of 4 known copies. On laid paper. 45 x 34 cm (17.7 x 13.3 in). Sheet: 58,5 x 38,5 cm ( 23 x 15,1 in).
Our sheet is a remarkable example of Rolf Nesch's experimental approach to etching. The linear structure of the etching is broken up by the India ink monotype technique, emphasizing the subtle nuances of the tailcoat, the backrest and the left part of the background. This way every single copy of the sheet is a unique piece.
The sheet shows the Swiss pianist Edwin Fischer, who performed as guest of the 'Hamburger Philharmonische Gesellschaft' in 1930. [EH].
Unique object due to India ink monotype.

PROVENANCE: Collection Johannes and Lilly Meyer, Hamburg (acquired driectly from the artist)
Private collection Northern Germany (inherited from aforementioned).

Called up: December 7, 2019 - ca. 18.59 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Rolf Nesch "Pianist"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 25 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 25%, for the share above € 500.000: 20% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.