Dichter über der Welt (wohl Johannes R. Becher), 1919.
Watercolor over India ink
€ 8,000 / $ 9,600
€ 19,375 / $ 23.250 (incl. 25% surcharge)
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.
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).