Sale: 500 / Evening Sale, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 218

 
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Alexej von Jawlensky
Kleiner abstrakter Kopf, 1934.
Oil on paper, laid on backing board by the artist
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 47,600
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 59.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Kleiner abstrakter Kopf. 1934.
Oil on paper, laid on backing board by the artist.
Jawlensky/Pieroni-Jawlensky 2359 (addenda). Lower left monogrammed. Verso signed, dated and inscribed "N 197 J.". 15.6 x 11.3 cm (6.1 x 4.4 in), the full sheet.
This painting is mentioned as no. 8 on a list of works that Jawlensky sent to Emmy Galka Scheyer on December 1, 1934 an . [CH].
• Notable provenance: Part of the collections of Galka Scheyer and later Eric Warburg, USA.
• From the work series that explores the relation between man and god.
• In 1934 the artist already worked on his "Meditations", whereas this work shows the composition features characteristic of the "Abstract Heads".
• This "Small Abstarct Head" seems liek an abstract of all 'Heads' and 'Faces' on the path to the mature 'Meditation'
.

Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by the Alexej von Jawlensky-Archive S. A., Locarno, on October 22, 2003. The work will be included into the addenda of the catalog raisonné of paintings.

PROVENANCE: Emilie Ester (Galka) Scheyer, Los Angeles, USA (obtained from the artist in 1934; the painting was one a list of works that Jawlensky sent to Scheyer as commissions in 1934).
Collection Eric M. Warburg (1900-1990), USA.
Private collection (as present from aforementioned).
Collection Lauber, Hesse (from 2005).
Private collection Rhineland.

LITERATURE: Sotheby’s, London, February 4, 2004, lot 267 (with color illu.).

218
Alexej von Jawlensky
Kleiner abstrakter Kopf, 1934.
Oil on paper, laid on backing board by the artist
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 47,600
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 59.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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