Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 402

 

402
Gabriele Münter
An der Parkmauer, Um 1906/07.
Oil on burlap
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,900
Sold:
€ 118,750 / $ 134.187

(incl. surcharge)
An der Parkmauer. Um 1906/07.
Oil on burlap.
With the estate stamp and with a label with the partly hand-written and partly stamped inscription L 599 on the reverse. 22.5 x 32 cm (8.8 x 12.5 in).

• Characteristic early work by Münter in spatula technique.
• The small oil sketches from her Phalanx days are considered milestones in Münter's oeuvre.
• Other early works by Münter and Kandinskys from the years between 1902 and 1908 are currently shown in the exhibition "Unter Freiem Himmel - Unterwegs mit Wassily Kandinsky und Gabriele Münter" at the Lenbachhaus in Munich
.

The work is documented at the Gabriele Münter and Johannes Eichner Foundation, Munich, with the no. L 599 and will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Private collection North Rhein Westphalia (acquired through inheritance).

In 1905 Gabriele Münter and Kandinsky travelled to Rapallo on the Ligurian Riviera, in May that year they went to Paris where they would stay for a year. As far as the artistic output of those days is concerned, enchanting park views are particularly worthwhile mentioning. Münter captures the light atmosphere with just a few dabs of paint that she applies onto the canvas with a spatula. Her choice of colors already hints at the radical step she would later take towards the gaudy painting of Expressionism. [EH]



402
Gabriele Münter
An der Parkmauer, Um 1906/07.
Oil on burlap
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,900
Sold:
€ 118,750 / $ 134.187

(incl. surcharge)