Sale: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2022 in Munich Lot 106

 

106
Willi Baumeister
Friesbild auf Grau, 1944/1948.
Oil with synthetic resin on cardboard, laid on ...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,400
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 34,500

(incl. surcharge)
Friesbild auf Grau. 1944/1948.
Oil with synthetic resin on cardboard, laid on fiberboard.
Beye/Baumeister 1042, revised (the photo in the catalog raisonneé shows an earlier state). Signature scratched into the wet paint in upper right. Inscribed "Fries-Bild Rötlich“ and dated "1944/48“ on its verso. 23 x 65 cm (9 x 25.5 in).
Owing to the later revision, the original signature in lower left was covered. [AM].
• Clear pictorial language characterized by a strong expressiveness.
• This is a particularly unusual frieze picture by Willi Baumeister, the acclaimed protagonist of German post-war Modernism.
• Surface structure with a strong haptic appeal.
• For the first time on the international auction market (source: artprice.com)
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We are grateful to Felicitas Baumeister and Hadwig Goez, Baumeister Archive at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, for their kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Private collection (acquired from the artist in 1951).
Private collection Southern Germany (inherited in 2003).

LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, Willi Baumeister, Stuttgart 1952, p. 58, no. 79 (with illu.).
Will Grohmann, Willi Baumeister. Leben und Werk, Cologne 1963, p. 295, no. 714 (no illu.).




106
Willi Baumeister
Friesbild auf Grau, 1944/1948.
Oil with synthetic resin on cardboard, laid on ...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,400
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 34,500

(incl. surcharge)