Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 430

 

430
Max Beckmann
Zwei Männer und eine Frau am Bartisch, 1922.
Pencil
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,000
Sold:
€ 4,375 / $ 4.375

(incl. surcharge)
Zwei Männer und eine Frau am Bartisch. 1922.
Pencil.
Zeiller Skizzenbuch 3, page 208 2. Wiese 503. Lower right monogrammed and dated "22". Lower left inscribed "v. W. 499" by a hand other than that of the artist. Verso with the stamp of the Collection Reinhard Piper (Lugt 5594). On glassine paper. 14 x 11 cm (5.5 x 4.3 in), the full sheet.

• Sheet from one of Max Beckmann's sketchbooks.
• From the renowned collection of the Munich publisher Reinhard Piper (Verlag R. Piper & Co.), who was portrayed by Beckmann on several occasions and who became a close friend of the artist in 1912 (see ex. cat. Max Beckmann. Briefe an Reinhard Piper, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich 1994)
• Society scene with three character heads
.

PROVENANCE: Collection Reinhard Piper, Munich (1879-1953), Munich (verso with the collector stamp, presumably obtained directly from the artist).
Estate of Reinhard Piper (1953-1981).
Southern German private collection (since 1981: Karl & Faber).
Private Collection Southern Germany.
Ever since family.owned.

EXHIBITION: Max Beckmann in der Sammlung Piper. Handzeichnungen, Druckgraphik, Dokumente 1910-1923, Kunsthalle Bremen, October 27 - December 1, 1974, cat. no. 95
Max Beckmann, Zeichnungen und Aquarelle aus deutschem und amerikanischem Besitz, Galerie Günther Franke, February 10 - April 5, 1975, cat. no. 95.

LITERATURE: Stephan von Wiese, Max Beckmanns zeichnerisches Werk 1903-1923, Düsseldorf 1978, cat. no. 503.
Karl und Faber, Munich,156th auction, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Graphik des 20. Jahrhunderts. Collection Reinhard Piper, June 29, 1981, p. 146, lot 153 (with illu. on p. 147).
Max Beckmann Gesellschaft and Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich (editors), Christiane Zeiller (editing), Max Beckmann. Die Skizzenbücher, vol. I, Ostfildern 2010, sketchbook 3, cat.-no. 2, p. 208 (with illu. on p. 209).




430
Max Beckmann
Zwei Männer und eine Frau am Bartisch, 1922.
Pencil
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,000
Sold:
€ 4,375 / $ 4.375

(incl. surcharge)