Sale: 503 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 57

 
57
Willi Baumeister
Fliegende Formen, 1938.
Oil on paper, laminated on thin board
Estimate:
€ 9,000 / $ 10,710
Sold:
€ 57,500 / $ 68.425

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Fliegende Formen. 1938.
Oil on paper, laminated on thin board.
Baumeister/Beye 764. Lower right signed and dated. Lower left inscribed "Frau Edith Tschichold herzlichst! Der dankbare Gast Willi B. Juni 1938". 42.8 x 30.2 cm (16.8 x 11.8 in), size of sheet.

• In Baumeister‘s journal mentioned as first version of the series "Fliegende Formen" (Flying Forms)
• One of the first six works conceived as "einfarbig dunkel" (monochrome dark) from the ten part work group
• A clear and reduced composition in weightless balance
.

PROVENANCE: Collection Edith Tschichold, Basel.
Private collection Rhineland.

LITERATURE: Willi Baumeister, Tagebuch 1928-1955, Baumeister Archive Stuttgart, p. 142.
Dr. Ernst Hauswedell, Hamburg, 149th auction on November 19, 1966, lot 192 (with illu.).

57
Willi Baumeister
Fliegende Formen, 1938.
Oil on paper, laminated on thin board
Estimate:
€ 9,000 / $ 10,710
Sold:
€ 57,500 / $ 68.425

(incl. 25% surcharge)