Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 466

 

466
Hanns Bolz
Frau mit Hut, Um 1912/13.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,600
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 28.249

(incl. surcharge)
Frau mit Hut. Um 1912/13.
Oil on canvas.
Signed in lower right, inscribed "A.g.r" in left center of image. Stretcher inscribed "Bolz. Paris. 19 Rue Daguerre". 61 x 50 cm (24 x 19.6 in).

• Wonderful work from the small but high-quality oeuvre of the rediscovered Rhenish Expressionist Hanns Bolz.
• Bolz's paintings were exhibited at the leading avant-garde galleries of Alfred Flechtheim in Düsseldorf and Hans Goltz in Munich, and were also shown at Herwarth Walden's legendary "Erster Deutscher Herbst Salon" (1913) in Berlin.
• As the artist had destroyed some of his works before his early death and had also stipulated the destruction of other works in his will, only a few works have survived.
• To date only 14 further paintings by the artist have been offered on the international auction market (www.artnet.de).
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Accompanied by an expertise issued by Mr Ernst Cremer, Aachen, from October 2009 (in copy).
The painting is listed Erich Kukie's catalog raisonné with the number 023.

PROVENANCE: Possibly from the artist's estate.
Private collection Southern Germany (until 1985).
Private collection Aachen (around 1985)
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from the above in 1985, until 2009, Ketterer Kunst December 12, 2009).
Private collection Europe (since 2009, acquired from aforementioned).

EXHIBITION: Presumably: In memoriam Hanns Bolz, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Düsseldorf 1922, cat. no. 5 ("Frau mit Hut").

LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, Munich, auction 360, December 12, 2009, lot 151 (with illu.).
Ernst Cremer, Hans Bolz. Botschafter der Moderne, Aachen 2018, pp. 52/53 (with illu.).
"Bolz (with Grete Tarrasch) and Thesing left for Paris. The 'Komet' is all deserted and I have the rewarding task to protect the staff's interests in meetings with the editors."
Erich Mühsam, Munich, February 6, 1912, quote from: Erich Mühsam. Tagebücher, vol. 2, 1911-1912.




466
Hanns Bolz
Frau mit Hut, Um 1912/13.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,600
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 28.249

(incl. surcharge)