Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 176

 

176
Lyonel Feininger
Silbersternbild (Silver Stars), 1921.
Watercolor and ink brush drawing
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 43.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Silbersternbild (Silver Stars). 1921.
Watercolor and ink brush drawing.
Lower left signed, lower right dated "Donnerst. d. 10.II.21". On laid paper. 31 x 23.7 cm (12.2 x 9.3 in), size of sheet. [CH].

• Preliminary watercolor for the painting of the same name (1924).
• Part of an American private collection for more than 50 years.
• Expression of his newly attained Cubist-Expressionist style, which he had only developed and brought to perfection during these years at the Bauhaus in Weimar.
• Through strong and rich colors, small and sophisticated spaces for moon and stars and a delicate burred drawing the artist created a very characteristic townscape
.

Achim Moeller, director of the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York - Berlin, confirmed this work's authenticity. It is registered at the Lyonel Feininger Project with the number 1688-04-26-21. The Moeller Fine Art Projects | The Lyonel Feininger Project, New York - Berlin provided more information on this work.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Dr. Udo Rukser, Berlin/Chile (with a hand-written note on verso of the frame).
Galerie Alex Vömel, Düsseldorf.
Private collection USA (acquired from aforementioned in 1968).
Ever since family-owned.




176
Lyonel Feininger
Silbersternbild (Silver Stars), 1921.
Watercolor and ink brush drawing
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 43.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)