Sale: 342 / Modern Art / Sideways, Dec. 03. 2008 in Munich Lot 26

 
Fritz Fuhrken - Besuch bei Alfred Kubin in Zwickledt (Oberösterreich)


 
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Fritz Fuhrken
Besuch bei Alfred Kubin in Zwickledt (Oberösterreich), 1921.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 800 / $ 928
Sold:
€ 366 / $ 424

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description

Besuch bei Alfred Kubin in Zwickledt (Oberösterreich). 1921.
Lithograph.
Signed, dated, titled and inscribed "Orig. - Lithographie". Copy 25/30. On firm wove paper. 38 : 26 cm (14,9 : 10,2 in). Sheet: 46,2 x 35,6 cm (18,1 x 14 in). Fritz Fuhrken’s encounters with Expressionist artists while he was interned as an English prisoner of war influenced his graphic works especially. Initially still working through recent events, he soon devoted himself in an expressive formal language to landscape and to the Crucifixion theme. In 1920 Fuhrken joined friends, the painters Franz Bronstert, Reinhard Hilker, Georg Philipp Wörlen and Carry Hauser, to found the artists’ group known as “Der Fels” [“The Rock”], whose works reveal stylistic similarities with that of both Robert Delaunay and the Futurists. Fuhrken’s experience of the city of Passau, which was the focus of activity for Der Fels, was shaped particularly by his meeting Alfred Kubin, to whom he felt strongly drawn and to whom he dedicated a series of twelve lithographs from Passau. Fuhrken was professionally successful from the 1920s, beginning with his studies at the Kassel Art Academy and ties of friendship with Otto Modersohn and Fritz Stuckenberg. The outbreak of the second world war and conscription for the second time abruptly put paid to his career. [KD]

PROVENIENZ: Private collection North Germany.

Good overall impression. Discoloured and slightly stained. The right margin and upper left each with a crease.

26
Fritz Fuhrken
Besuch bei Alfred Kubin in Zwickledt (Oberösterreich), 1921.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 800 / $ 928
Sold:
€ 366 / $ 424

(incl. 22% surcharge)