Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 175

 
175
Willi Baumeister
Goyescas, 1939.
Oil and sand on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 48,000
Sold:
€ 85,000 / $ 102.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Goyescas. 1939.
Oil and sand on canvas.
Beye/Baumeister 865. Signed in lower right. 45.5 x 36.6 cm (17.9 x 14.4 in).

• From the important series of the "Eidos" pictures, which marked he peak of Baumeister's development in the 1930s.
• It is exactly in these paintings that the dynamic superimposition of fine lines and amoeba-like shapes shows the 'reflective process character' of Baumeister's painting.
• Paintings from the "Eidos" series are in numerous museum collections, among them the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
.

PROVENANCE: Alfred Eichhorn, Stuttgart (friend of the artist, obtained from the artist presumably later than 1944).
Willy Haussler, Reutlingen.
Private collection Germany (until 2007).
Private collection (acquired from teh baove).

EXHIBITION: Willi Baumeister, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, January 23 - February 21, 1954, cat. no. 151.
Kunst aus Reutlinger Privatbesitz, Galerie 5, Reutlingen, March 1963, cat. no. 4.
Neuere Kunst aus württembergischem Privatbesitz, Teil I, Klassische Moderne, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, April 13 - June 17, 1973, cat. no. 9.

LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, Willi Baumeister - Leben und Werk, Cologne, 1963, no. 595.
Nagel Auktionen, Stuttgart, April 27, 2006, lot 562.
Villa Grisebach, Berlin, November 30, 2007, lot 81.
"The sheer pleasure in creating forms is the inxeplicable reason for art."
Willi Baumeister, 1947

175
Willi Baumeister
Goyescas, 1939.
Oil and sand on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 48,000
Sold:
€ 85,000 / $ 102.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)