Sale: 494 / Modern Art, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 547

Rolf Nesch
Kesselpauken, 1931.
€ 18,000 - 24,000

$ 19,800 - 26,400

Lot description
Kesselpauken. 1931.
Helliesen/Sørensen 412. Signed and inscribed "Selbstdruck". Self-printed, aside from the edition of 9 copies. On smooth wove paper. 60 x 45.3 cm (23.6 x 17.8 in). Sheet: 65,7 x 48,3 cm ( 25,8 x 19 in).
From the series "Karl Muck und sein Orchester" (Helliesen/Sørensen 389-421).
- Extremely rare work.
- Offered on the international auction market for the first time. (Source:
- Other copeis are in possession of the National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, the Kunsthalle Hamburg and the Villa Merkel in Esslingen am Neckar

PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland.
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.

"The Muck series suggests a figure created from structure and rhythme, while the abstract forms, represented by the instruments, dominate the composition. What Nesch says about the image of the conductor with the baton accounts for the complete series: "A vision charged with music", a vision that shines bright in the dark, a vision that can't be explained without listening."
(Heinz Spielmann, quote after: Rolf Nesch und die Moderne. 1893-1975. Retrospective on occcasion of the 100th birthday. Cismar, Esslingen, Heidenheim 1993. p. 11.)

Called up: December 7, 2019 - ca. 19.00 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Rolf Nesch "Kesselpauken"
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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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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.