Sale: 360 / Modern Art, Dec. 12. 2009 in Munich Lot 188

 
Alfred Kubin - Insekt vom Mond

188
Alfred Kubin
Insekt vom Mond, 1910.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 35,000 / $ 38,500
Sold:
€ 39,650 / $ 43.615

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description

Watercolor and brush drawing in gray, white-heightened as well as India ink drawing
Cf. Raabe 187. Signed lower right. Numbered "17" in upper right. On wove paper. 22,5 x 18,3 cm (8,8 x 7,2 in), the full sheet

PROVENANCE: Private collection South Germany.

LITERATURE: Ernst Willy Bredt, Alfred Kubin, Munich 1922, p. 21 (with illu.).
Paul Raabe, Alfred Kubin. Leben - Werk - Wirkung, Hamburg 1957, p. 106, no. 187.

‘Jede Nacht besucht uns ein Traum’ [‘Every Night A Dream Visits Us’] – this title of a Kubin drawing forms the subtext of many of his works. Our drawing is informed by a blend of fascination and disturbance growing out of what seems to be the documentary reproduction of the object depicted and its obviously alien nature. ‘I consistently rejected all recollection of nature as an organised given and formed compositions of bundled veils and rays, of cristalline or shell-like fragments, of flaps of skin and flesh, of foliate ornaments and thousands of other things.’ (Kubin, in: Hans Bisanz, A. Kubin. Zeichner, Schriftsteller, Philosoph, Munich/Salzburg 1977, pp. 18f.). [KD].

188
Alfred Kubin
Insekt vom Mond, 1910.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 35,000 / $ 38,500
Sold:
€ 39,650 / $ 43.615

(incl. 22% surcharge)