Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 448

 
448
Max Schwimmer
Dichter über der Welt (wohl Johannes R. Becher), 1919.
Watercolor over India ink
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,280
Sold:
€ 19,375 / $ 22.475

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Dichter über der Welt (wohl Johannes R. Becher). 1919.
Watercolor over India ink.
Signed and dated in upper right. On brownish paper. 28.7 x 28.7 cm (11.2 x 11.2 in), the full sheet.
The depicted person presumably is the poet Johannes R. Becher (1891-1958), a friend of Max Schwimmer.
• Max Schwimmer - the great expressive realist.
• This work shows striking similarity with Max Schwimmer's remarkable self portrait "Der Einarmige" from the same period of creation, which holds an international auction world recod up until today (source: www.artprice.com).
• In 1919 part of the exhibition at the 'Graphisches Kabinett von Bergh & Co' managed by the Düsseldorf physician and art collector Dr. Hans Koch.
• In 1946 he was appointed professor and director of the Department of Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig.
• From 1951 up until his death he was director of the Department of Graphic Art at the Berlin University of the Arts
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PROVENANCE: Collection Dr. Hans Koch, Düsseldorf.
Galerie Remmert u. Barth, Düsseldorf.
Private collection Hesse.

EXHIBITION: Im Banne des Expressionismus - Max Schwimmer, Galerie Remmert u. Barth, Düsseldorf, November 24, 2015 - February 26, 2016 (no. 38 with color illu. on the catalog cover).

448
Max Schwimmer
Dichter über der Welt (wohl Johannes R. Becher), 1919.
Watercolor over India ink
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,280
Sold:
€ 19,375 / $ 22.475

(incl. 25% surcharge)