Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 446

 

446
Arthur Segal
Rückenakt, Um 1910.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 40,800
Sold:
€ 81,250 / $ 82.875

(incl. surcharge)
Rückenakt. Um 1910.
Oil on canvas.
Bottom right signed. 81 x 60 cm (31.8 x 23.6 in).
[KT].
• Rare large-sized nude.
• For the first time offered on the international auction market (artprice.com).
• Segal was one of the few artists that pursued the path of Pointillism and Divisionism in Germany, translating it into their very own langage.
• By applying the principle of prismatic decomposition, Segal takes light and colors to their highest intensity.
• The years of 1910/11 were characterized by a formative stay in Paris.
• Segal is considered a key figure of the avant-garde, he participated in exhibitions of the Berlin Secession and the New Secession, at Herwarth Walden's pioneering gallery "Der Sturm", the Zürich 'Cabaret Voltaire' and the November Group.
• Works by Arthur Segal are at, among others, the Berlinische Galerie, Tate Modern, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Europe.
Private collection Hesse (acquired around 2017).

EXHIBITION: Arthur Segal (1875-1944), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne / Haus am Waldsee, Berlin / Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg / Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Ascona / Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, September 6, 1987 - June 5, 1988, p. 327, no. 93.
Frauenkörper - Der Blick auf das Weibliche von Albrecht Dürer bis Cindy Sherman, Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg, Ocotber 24, 2021 - February 20, 2022, cat. no. 91 (with full-page color illu on p. 205).

LITERATURE: Arthur Segal 1875-1944. A collection of drawings c. 1908-1918, edited by Richard Nathanson, ex. cat. Alpine Club London, London 1977, no p. [pp. 3-4].
Hermann Exner, Arthur Segal: Maler und Werk, Dresden 1985, pp. 2-4.
Sammler-Journal. Kunst Antiquitäten Auktionen, issue of January 2022, cover (full-page color illu.).




446
Arthur Segal
Rückenakt, Um 1910.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 40,800
Sold:
€ 81,250 / $ 82.875

(incl. surcharge)