Sale: 502 / Modern Art II, July 18. 2020 in Munich Lot 398

 
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Lyonel Feininger
Ghosties, 1953.
Watercolor, India ink and gold paint
Post auction sale: € 9,000 / $ 10,710
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Lot description
Ghosties. 1953.
Watercolor, India ink and gold paint.
On typewriter paper. 28 x 21.5 cm (11 x 8.4 in), size of sheet.
A letter from Feininger to his friends, the artist family Koehler, dated February 22, 1953. [SM].
• Feininger‘s "Ghosties" were neither exhibited nor sold, they were solely intended as presents
• Contemporary docuemnt from the everyday life of the artist and his wife
• Wilhelm Koehler was director of the Stae Art Collections Weimar and had been married to the Bauhaus student Margarete Bittkow since 1920 before they emigrated to the USA in 1934
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Achim Moeller, director of the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York – Berlin, has confirmed this work's authenticity. It is registered at the archive of the Lyonel Feininger Project with the number 1657-06-08-20.

PROVENANCE: Margarete and Wilhelm Koehler, Belmont/ MA.
Galerie Koch, Hanover (since 1998)
Galerie Koch-Westenhoff, Lübeck.
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 2000).

398
Lyonel Feininger
Ghosties, 1953.
Watercolor, India ink and gold paint
Post auction sale: € 9,000 / $ 10,710
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