Sale: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2022 in Munich Lot 105

 

105
Willi Baumeister
Abstraktion (Konstruktion Rot-Oliv III), 1923.
Gouache, pencil
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,400
Sold:
€ 60,000 / $ 55,200

(incl. surcharge)
Abstraktion (Konstruktion Rot-Oliv III). 1923.
Gouache, pencil.
The work is listed under the addenda number 0140A in the Baumeister archive in Stuttgart. Signed in lower right on the backing board. On thin board. 32.2 x 21.8 cm (12.6 x 8.5 in), the full sheet. Backing board: 35,5 x 24 cm (13,9 x 9,4 in).

• Made for the the magazine "L’Esprit Nouveau“, published by Amédée Ozefant and Le Corbusier
• Baumeister, who taught at the Städel as of 1928, gained early international recognition
• Baumeister creates a figurative Constructivism from figural and surface-tectonic elements
• Another work with the motif "L’Esprit Nouveau“ is at the Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Accompanied by a photo expertise from Felicitas Baumeister, Stuttgart. The work will be included into the digital addenda of the catalogue raisonné of drawings, gouaches and collages.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Switzerland.

LITERATURE: L'Esprit Nouveau, issue 25, Paris 1924.

"L'Esprit Nouveau" was an avant-garde magazine published by Amédée Ozenfant and Le Corbusier together with Paul Dermée and Michel Seuphor between 1920 and 1925. With this publication, they aimed at providing insight into contemporary efforts in the fields of fine arts, literature, architecture and science. Willi Baumeister was represented in the first issue of the magazine. Our 1923 abstraction is reproduced in color in the November 1924 issue. In addition to our sheet, two other, earlier, colored versions known are known, of which, according to the catalogue raisonné, one is in private ownership (Ponert 139) and one in possession of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (Ponert 140). [EH]



105
Willi Baumeister
Abstraktion (Konstruktion Rot-Oliv III), 1923.
Gouache, pencil
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,400
Sold:
€ 60,000 / $ 55,200

(incl. surcharge)