Sale: 514 / Evening Sale, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 238

Georg Schrimpf
Mädchen mit Spiegel, 1930.
Oil on canvas
€ 100,000 - 150,000

$ 117,000 - 175,500

Lot description
Mädchen mit Spiegel. 1930.
Oil on canvas.
Hofmann/Praeger 1930/4. Signed and dated in lower left. Stretcher inscribed "Schrimpf - Akt". 74.5 x 53 cm (29.3 x 20.8 in).

• Characteristic composition by one of the main representatives of New Objectivity - a work of museum quality.
• The mysterious figure compositions with young melancholic women are among the most sought-after works in Schrimpf's pictorial oeuvre.
• Only one other nude from Schrimpf's works made in the style of New Objectivity is known. Today it is in possession of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
• After the artist's timely death in 1939 the painting was shown in commemorative exhibitions in Munich and Berlin.
• Ever since the work was made it has been part of a Southern German private collection

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (acquired driectly from the artist, ever since family-owned).

EXHIBITION: Deutsche Kunst München, Glaspalast, Munich, May 30 - October 1930, cat. no. 2191, black-and-white illu. on p. 102.
Deutscher Künstlerbund, Essen, May 23 - August 23, 1931, cat. no. 340, with black-and-white illu.
Georg Schrimpf, Graphisches Kabinett, Günther Franke, Munich, November 14 - December 1932, cat. no. 16. (with the gallery stamp on the stretcher).
Nyere Tysk Kunst. Maleri og Skulptur, travelling exhibition with stops in several Scanddinavian cities, organized by National-Galerie Berlin, as of May 1932, cat. no. 189.
Neue deutsche Romantik, 126. Ausst. der Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, March 16 - April 29, 1933, cat. no. 15, with illu.
Georg Schrimpf. Commemorative Exhibition, Galerie Günther Franke, Munich, January 1939, cat. no. 10.
Georg Schrimpf. Commemorative Exhibition on occasion of the 50th birthday on February 13, 1939, Galerie von der Heyde, Berlin, February 12 - March 6, 1939, cat. no. 9.
Aspetti della Nuova Ogettivita/Aspekte der Neuen Sachlichkeit, Galleria del Levante, Munich/Rome, June - September 10, 1968, cat. no. D 115, with black-and-white illu.
Georg Schrimpf. Ölbilder Aquarelle, Galerie Nikolaus Fischer, Frankfurt am Main, 1992, cat. no. 11, with illu.

LITERATURE: Matthias Pförtner, Georg Schrimpf, Berlin 1940, p. 32, with black-and-white illu.
Josef Adamiak, Georg Schrimpf. Ein Beitrag zum Problem der Malerei der Neuen Sachlichkeit, diploma thesis, Institue of Art History at Humboldt-University, Berlin (GDR) 1961, illu. 58.
Wolfgang Storch, Georg Schrimpf und Maria Uhden. Leben und Werk, Berlin 1985, p. 164, with illu.
"What I want to express through my pictures affects life itself [..]. I strive for clarity and simplicity as they are the most fundamental traits to me, followingmy belief to thus approach the inner value of things."
Georg Schrimpf, 1932, quote after: Georg Schrimpf und Maria Uhden. Leben und Werk, Berlin 1985, p. 162.

Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 18.06 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Georg Schrimpf "Mädchen mit Spiegel"
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