Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 121000106

 
121000106
Karl Tratt
Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof, Um 1927.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 18,000 - 24,000

 
$ 21,060 - 28,080

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Lot description
Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof. Um 1927.
Oil on canvas.
Fittkau 4.3. Stretcher with old labels, there titled and inscribed, partly by hand and partly in typography. 59 x 85 cm (23.2 x 33.4 in). [JS].

• Strong abstract style in bright and expressive colors.
• One of the extremely rare paintings by the promising painter on the international auction market.
• From the days when Karl Tratt was Max Beckmann's master student at the Städelschule in Frankfurt.
• Tratt's bold composition presumably inspired Max Beckmann, who painted his famous work "Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof" (Städel Museum, Frankfurt a. M.) in 1943.
• Tratt's small pictorial oeuvre from the 1920/30s is considered an emerging rediscovery: The painting "Die Hauptwache" (around 1930, Fittkau 3.9) changed owners for 60,000 euro in 2018.
• In 1937 Karl Tratt died of tuberculosis at only 37 years, leaving behind a small but top-class oeuvre
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PROVENANCE: Galerie F.A.C. Prestel, Frankfurt a. M. (verso with the label).
Private collection Hesse.

EXHIBITION: Max Beckmanns Frankfurter Schüler 1925–1933, Kommunale Galerie im Refektorium des Karmeliterklosters zu Frankfurt am Main, Münzgasse 4, November 22, 1980 – January 2, 1981, with blanckl-and-white illu., no p.
Kommen und Gehen – von Courbet bis Kirkeby, Museum Giersch, Frankfurt a. M., September 25, 2016 – January 22, 2017, cat. no. 108, with illu. on p. 197 and a full-page illu. on p. 14.

LITERATURE: Kunstschulreform 1900–1933, Berlin 1977, with illu. on p. 186.
Aus der Meisterklasse Max Beckmanns – Karl Tratt, Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer und ihre Kommilitonen, 1822-Kunstkalender, Frankfurter Sparkasse, calender for 2001, illu. for December sheet.
Hans-Jürgen Fittkau, Aus der Meisterklasse Max Beckmanns. Der Frankfurter Maler Karl Tratt (1900–1937), Weimar 2011, with illu. on p. 153 and black-and-white illu. on p. 79.
"Tratt's 'Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof' [..] with its subtle hues of brown and yellow, may have inspired Beckmann to his painting 'Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof', which was made in Holland years later. Even several formal details conform. In Tratt's work the rear end of the car – the future means of transportation – is a bent streetcar rail in Beckmann's painting. The dark lamp post margining Tratt's picture in left turns into a narrow dark corner of a house in Beckmann's work."
Hans-Jürgen Fittkau, Aus der Meisterklasse Max Beckmanns. Der Frankfurter Maler Karl Tratt (1900–1937), Weimar 2011, pp. 77–78.

121000106
Karl Tratt
Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof, Um 1927.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 18,000 - 24,000

 
$ 21,060 - 28,080

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