Hecht auf Blättern. 1923. Oil on canvas. Soika 1923/11. Signed in lower right (in ligature) and dated. 62.5 x 90.5 cm (24.6 x 35.6 in). [CH].
• Offered on the international auction market for the first time. • Part of the same German private collection for over 60 years. • With an extraordinary color palette and a strong reduction in form and color, Pechstein created a work of strikingly timeless modernity. • Other still lifes by the artist are at, among others, the Brücke Museum, Berlin, and the Städtische Galerie, Nuremberg.
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. Private collection Germany.
EXHIBITION: Max Pechstein. Ostsee-Bilder, Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Photografien, Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, July 9 - August 31, 1981; Stiftung Pommern, Kiel, September 19 - October 8, 1981, cat. no. 17. Pommersches Landesmuseum, Greifswald (permanent loan until early 2021).