Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 427

 

427
Otto Mueller
Mädchenkopf, Um 1927.
Colored chalk drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,300
Sold:
€ 11,250 / $ 12.712

(incl. surcharge)
Mädchenkopf. Um 1927.
Colored chalk drawing.
Von Lüttichau 546. With the estate stamp on the reverse, there signed and titled "Kopf eines Negermädchens" by Erich Heckel. On smooth paper. 50.2 x 35.7 cm (19.7 x 14 in), size of sheet. [AM].

• The drawing's spontaneity adds a special expressiveness to this lovely sheet.
• Presumably made in connection with the "Zigeunermappe" from 1927 – Otto Mueller's main graphic work.
• Works on paper from the late 1920s are among the most sought-after work groups on the international auction market
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PROVENANCE: Estate Otto Mueller (1931).
Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin.
Galerie Hoffmann.
Collection Prof. Alfred Caspari, Frankfurt (with the fragmentarily preserved stamp on the reverse, Lugt L.4852, until 1985: Karl & Faber, October 29, 1985).
Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin, 1968 (cat. Otto Mueller, Kunstblätter der Galerie Nierendorf, 15, Berlin 1968, no. 52, with illu.

LITERATURE: Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, München, auction 5, May 24/25, 1971, lot 1305, with illu.
Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, auction 193, Modern Art, JUne 14 - 16, 1973, lot 1406 (here: Brustbild einer Negerin), no illu.
Karl & Faber, Munich, Collection Prof. Alfred Caspari, auction 169, October 29, 1985, lot 485 with color illu.




427
Otto Mueller
Mädchenkopf, Um 1927.
Colored chalk drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,300
Sold:
€ 11,250 / $ 12.712

(incl. surcharge)