Sale: 383 / Modern Art, Oct. 28. 2011 in Munich Lot 533

 
Conrad Felixmüller - Akt am Diwan, verso: Stehender Akt


 
533
Conrad Felixmüller
Akt am Diwan, verso: Stehender Akt, 1914.
Pencil drawing
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,320
Sold:
€ 2,250 / $ 2.610

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Watercolor over Pencil drawing, verso with charcoal drawing, partly wiped
Signed, dated "14" and titled "Akt am Diwan" lower left. Lower right on verso with date "Jan 1914" and inscribed with artist's name. On brownish wove paper. 43 x 33,8 cm (16,9 x 13,3 in), size of sheet
The two nudes were made while Felixmüller attended the academy in Dresden, they clearly show that to him nudes were about more than the mere depiction of female attraction. The artist preffered depicting models he knew or even was friends with, captivating their beauty in charming poses. [DB].

PROVENANCE: Private collection Northern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Conrad Felixmüller. Die Dresdner Jahre. Aquarelle und Zeichnungen 1912-1933, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal/Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg 1997, cat. no. 113 (with illu. p. 87, "Stehender Akt").

LITERATURE: Conrad Felixmüller, Kunstblätter der Galerie Nierendorf, no. 8, Berlin 1965, no. 26 (with illu. "Akt am Diwan").

533
Conrad Felixmüller
Akt am Diwan, verso: Stehender Akt, 1914.
Pencil drawing
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,320
Sold:
€ 2,250 / $ 2.610

(incl. 25% surcharge)