Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 521

 

521
Rolf Nesch
Barmbek, 1932.
Metalprint
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 13,800
Sold:
€ 15,625 / $ 14,375

(incl. surcharge)
Barmbek. 1932.
Metalprint.
Helliesen/Sørensen 449 . Signed, dated, titled and inscribed "Selbstdruck" as well as dedicated. One of at least 8 known copies. On firm copper plate printing paper. 45 x 59.6 cm (17.7 x 23.4 in). Sheet: 50 x 64,8 cm (19,2 x 25,5 in).
From the important series "Hamburger Brücken", first on public display at Galerie Commeter in Hamburg in October 1932.
Other copies are at, among others, the Graphische Sammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The printing plates are part of the Graphische Sammlung der Hamburger Kunsthalle. [JS].
• The series "Hamburger Brücken" is considered the key work of Nesch's technically innovative print art, it is his first attempt at the metal print.
• Very rare, to date only two othe copies have been offered on the international auction market (source: artprice.com).
• Today four of the eight known proofs are museum-owned.
• Presumably the only copy of this particularly expressive composition that is dated and dedicated.
• Part of a Northern German private collection since it was made.
• Impression with rich contrasts and a plastic line relief
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Hamburg (obtained from the artist in 1932).




521
Rolf Nesch
Barmbek, 1932.
Metalprint
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 13,800
Sold:
€ 15,625 / $ 14,375

(incl. surcharge)