Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 449

 

449
Gabriele Münter
Mädchen und Fischer mit Booten, Wohl um 1915.
Oil on cardboard
Estimate:
€ 90,000 / $ 82,800
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 97,750

(incl. surcharge)
Mädchen und Fischer mit Booten. Wohl um 1915.
Oil on cardboard.
Verso with the estate stamp, with an adhesive label with the stamped number 1257 and several hand-written inscriptions. 38 x 46 cm (14.9 x 18.1 in).

• Some of her most important works were made during Münter's time in Scandinavia.
• For the first time on the international auction market (source: artprice.com)
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PROVENANCE: Galerie Rosenbach 1973, cat. no. 344 (titled "Am Flußufer")
Private collection Baden-Württemberg.

EXHIBITION: Westdeutsche Kunstmesse March 17 - 25, 1973, Galerie Vömel, no. 8 with illu. (here titled: "Am Bootshafen").

In Stockholm, Münter met the circle of the Swedish avant-garde around Sigrid Hjertén, who, influenced by Matisse, were experimenting with decorativism in cool colors. During this time she developed a completely new style that was strongly influenced by her Swedish fellow painters. The strong colors and the solid forms of the time of the "Blauer Reiter" now gave way to pastel colors, an almost amorphous form and a deconsolidation of the composition. Important works by Gabriele Münter were created in this environment, among them Narvik Haven, which today is on loan at the National Museum in Oslo from the Sparebankstiftelsen DNB. Far away from Murnau and the alpine landscape, she found a completely different environment and different lighting conditions in Scandinavia. The artist succeeds in capturing this light of the north and the vastness of the landscape in an atmospheric way. Exactly where this scene was created cannot be said, but the proximity to the sea can be felt in the atmospheric depiction. [EH]



449
Gabriele Münter
Mädchen und Fischer mit Booten, Wohl um 1915.
Oil on cardboard
Estimate:
€ 90,000 / $ 82,800
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 97,750

(incl. surcharge)