Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 414

 

414
Christian Rohlfs
Soest, Um 1916.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 51,000
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 38.250

(incl. surcharge)
Soest. Um 1916.
Oil on canvas.
Vogt 570. 81 x 101 cm (31.8 x 39.7 in).
[AM/AR].
• The city of Soest and its buildings are undoubtedly of great importance to Rohlfs, and he repeatedly depicts them in his works.
• Indicated as a silhouette and framed by lush nature, he places it in the center of the depiction under the expressive yellow of the sky.
• His works are at, among others, the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main and the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.
• A selection of his works was exhibited posthumously at the first documenta in Kassel in 1955
.

PROVENANCE: Ch. Dexel.
Galerie Klihm, Munich (at least from 1960 to 1964).
Private collection Northen Germany.

EXHIBITION: Christian Rohlfs, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1960, cat. no. 48 (with illu.).
L'Espressionismo, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence 1964, cat. no. 501.

LITERATURE: Kunstblätter der Galerie Nierendorf, no. 17, Berlin 1969, cat. no. 10 (with illu. on p. 10).

"Made from memory, these works are surely among the finest ones up until 1920."
Paul Vogt about the Soest pictures, in: ex. cat. Christian Rohlfs, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich/Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal 1996, p. 21.




414
Christian Rohlfs
Soest, Um 1916.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 51,000
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 38.250

(incl. surcharge)