Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 492

 

492
Erich Heckel
Akt im Atelier, 1911.
Pencil, partly wiped
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,400
Sold:
€ 75,000 / $ 69,000

(incl. surcharge)
Akt im Atelier. 1911.
Pencil, partly wiped.
Signed and dated in lower right. Titled on the reverse. On wove paper. 44.5 x 37 cm (17.5 x 14.5 in), size of sheet.

• Siddi Riha, the love of the artist's life, in the Berlin studio.
• The studio nude is a key "Brücke" motif.
• In the past 25 years, no nude drawing by Heckel from this year was offered on the international auction market
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PROVENANCE: Prof. Dr. Stein, Cologne.
Galerie Norbert Blaeser, Düsseldorf (1985)
Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Würzburg (acquired from the above, with the collector's stamp Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 1995-2001).
Frauen in Kunst und Leben der "Brücke", Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, September 10 - November 5, 2000, cat. no. 87, with illu. on p. 69.
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2001-2017).
Das andere Ich. Porträts 1900-1950, Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg, Landeskunstmuseum Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle (Saale), April 6 - June 15, 2003, cat. no. 64, with illu. on p. 57.
Expressiv! Die Künstler der Brücke. Die Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Albertina Vienna, June 1 - August 26, 2007, cat. no. 88 with illu.
Inspiration des Fremden. Die Brücke-Maler und die außereuropäische Kunst, Stiftung Moritzburg, Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle (Saale), November 13, 2016 - January 29, 2017, cat. no. 35, illu. on p. 69.
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2017-2022).
Brückenschlag: Gerlinger – Buchheim!, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, October 28, 2017 - February 25, 2018, cat. no. pp. 142f with illu.
Erich Heckel. Einfühlung und Ausdruck, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, Ocotber 31, 2020 - March 7, 2021, p. 159 (with illu.) and illu. on p. 4.

LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 190, SHG no. 227.
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 183, SHG no. 411.

In December 1911 Erich Heckel moved to Berlin, where he and his partner Sidd took over a sparse attic apartment on Mommsenstraße 60, the former studio of Otto Mueller. Siddi Riha and Erich Heckel settled in as best they could, making the most of the extremely modest means at their disposal. The self-designed wall hangings and curtains gave the room a special appeal that was also depicted in many paintings of the time. On the right we see a curtain that transforms the sleeping berth into an alcove. At Siddi's feet we see a stool she had painted herself. This is one of the intimate drawing of Siddi. in which Erich Heckel shows his partner, whom he would marry in 1915, in situations lovingly characterized by their prosaicness. [EH]



492
Erich Heckel
Akt im Atelier, 1911.
Pencil, partly wiped
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,400
Sold:
€ 75,000 / $ 69,000

(incl. surcharge)