Sale: 360 / Modern Art, Dec. 12. 2009 in Munich Lot 145

 
Hermann Max Pechstein - Chrysanthemen


145
Hermann Max Pechstein
Chrysanthemen, 1937.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 28,000 / $ 32,480
Sold:
€ 34,160 / $ 39.625

(incl. 22% surcharge)

Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower right. Once more signed, titled "Chrysandeen" as well as with the artist's address on the rear. 71 x 80,7 cm (27,9 x 31,7 in)

Accompanied by an expertise (in copy) by Max K. Pechstein, Hamburg, September 1984. The painting will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné of paintings by Pechstein, which is currently being prepared by Dr. Aya Soika.

PROVENANCE: Josef Sieber, Berlin.
Private collection South Germany.
Private collection Hesse.

Just as many of his artist colleagues from the days of the “Brücke”, Pechstein was also forced to turn to ostensibly harmless topics during the years of National Socialism. Besides landscapes made during his summer stays on the coast of the Baltic Sea, he executes a lot of flower still lifes, which particularly empasize the decorative element which was always present in Pechstein’s painting. In this work the artist clearly set the focal point on the effect of the consolidated form, to which defined color fields are allotted. The central axis adds a special aura of a natural solidity to the composition, a popular component in those politically difficuzlt days. Pechstein seems to have particularly valued the earthen pitcher, which can be regarded as an additional symbol for an authentic affinity with nature, as it can also be foune on other flower compositions. [KD].




145
Hermann Max Pechstein
Chrysanthemen, 1937.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 28,000 / $ 32,480
Sold:
€ 34,160 / $ 39.625

(incl. 22% surcharge)