Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 472

 

472
Max Beckmann
Königinbar (Selbstbildnis), 1920.
Drypoint
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 27,600
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 34,500

(incl. surcharge)
Königinbar (Selbstbildnis). 1920.
Drypoint.
Hofmaier 176 A (of B b). Glaser 154. Gallwitz 148. Signed and inscribed "„Druck von der unverstählten Platte für Beckmann“ by a hand other than that of the artist (probably by the printer Peter Zingler) . Inscribed "Königin“ in the plate. On Japon. 31.8 x 24.6 cm (12.5 x 9.6 in). Sheet: 56,2 x 36,3 cm (22,1 x 14,3 in).
Published in 1921 by Peter Zingler's Kabinett, Frankfurt am Main. The Königinbar was a popular Berlin nightclub on Kurfürstendamm, which Beckmann also depicted in his 1935 painting of the same name. [CH].
• Very rare print state before the plate was steeled.
• Artist copy (inscribed: "für Beckmann“, presumably by the printer Peter Zingler).
• Another copy is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York
.

PROVENANCE: Städtische Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz (1921-1937, verso with stamp and inv. no. 21-16).
State-owned (1937- presumably 1941, verso with the EK number 10479, erroneously registered as no. 10480 "Im Café“ in the NS inventory).
Hildebrand Gurlitt, Hamburg (acquired from the above in 1941).
Private collection Northern Germany (since 2013).

LITERATURE: Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 443rd auction, Max Beckmann. Die graphischen Selbstbildnisse, June 5, 2013, lot no. 20 (with illu.).
www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/db_entart_kunst/datenbank (EK no.: 10479; EK no.: 10480).




472
Max Beckmann
Königinbar (Selbstbildnis), 1920.
Drypoint
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 27,600
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 34,500

(incl. surcharge)