Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 453

 

453
Willi Baumeister
Formen figural - dreiteilig, 1938.
Oil and lacquer on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 58,000
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 72.500

(incl. surcharge)
Formen figural - dreiteilig. 1938.
Oil and lacquer on canvas.
Beye/Baumeister 708. Stretcher signed, with hand-written date "Dez 38" and with a direction arrows, once again signed and inscribed with the number "712" on an adhesive label. 54 x 65 cm (21.2 x 25.5 in).

• Work in bright and intense colors
• Privately-owned since it was made
• Made during a time of inner exile with the defamed artist group "Wuppertaler Arbeitskreis"
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (acquired directly from the artist).
Private collection (since 2010).

LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, Willi Baumeister. Leben und Werk, Cologne 1963, Verzeichnis der Gruppen, Formen 1936-1938, p. 283, no. 446 (with illu.), there with the title: "Formen figural, dreiteilig II".
Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 374th auction, December 4, 2010, lot 52.
"however, the content of almost all modern pictures is characterized by color and shape, therefore there are no titles at all that could match the content or matter of a modern picture. The real content of a modern picture is visible and hidden in the very external drama of the colors and shapes and in all their relationships to each other." Willi Baumeister, quote from: gleichnisse zur natur, Der Spiegel 3, 1949.




453
Willi Baumeister
Formen figural - dreiteilig, 1938.
Oil and lacquer on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 58,000
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 72.500

(incl. surcharge)