Summer Auctions: From The Deutsche Bank Collection – Part 2
Let's do it again!
Max Liebermann
Der Nutzgarten in Wannsee nach Südosten
Oil on canvas, 1923, 55 x 76 cm
€ 300.000-400.000
Munich, April 14, 2021 (KK) - They had already made for enormous demand and a great auction in December 2020: Select artworks from the Deutsche Bank Collection. Now a second batch of works from this top-quality collection is eagerly awaited. 25 works by renowned artists such as Max Liebermann, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Günther Uecker and Lesser Ury will be called up in the Ketterer Kunst Auction on June 17-19 .

"I am very delighted that we are able to build on the high level achieved in the first auction. Top quality and a first-class provenance will be met with quite some demand by a market still starved by the pandemic", says auctioneer and company owner Robert Ketterer. "Attractive estimates will speak to those who didn't get their share last time."

Friedhelm Hütte, head of the art activities in the Department of Art, Culture and Sports at Deutsche Bank says: "The amount of top prices and world records realized in the first sale clearly exceeded our expectations, but it also impressively underlined both the quality of the Deutsche Bank Collection and the expertise of Ketterer Kunst."

The auction is led by Max Liebermann's oil painting "Der Nutzgarten in Wannsee nach Südosten" with an estimate of € 300,000-400,000. This homage to nature is a wonderful document of both the artist's virtuous craftsmanship as well as his fascination for the wild splendor and lush abundance of nature. Made in 1923, this work is an outstanding example of his so-called garden pictures, a genre in which Liebermann reached his apex and eventually became an artist of Modernism at an old age.

Both Günther Uecker's sculpture "Kunstpranger" dated 1983 and Ernst Wilhelm Nay's "Doppelspindel-Rot" will enter the race with estimates of € 200,000-300,000 each. While the first decries the destruction of the environment through man, the latter is a great example of how both color and form attained new expressive power in Nay's late creative period. Made in 1967, the oil painting is one of the artist's last works. Characterized by great calm and order, it has been shown at renowned museums like the 'Schirn Kunsthalle' in Frankfurt and the 'Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts' in Vienna.

In 1928 Lesser Ury staged the "Brandenburger Tor vom Pariser Platz aus gesehen" in masterly impressionist pastel technique. In this pictorial orchestration of the excessive Roaring Twenties, the German capital's striking symbol moves center stage more than in any other work. The light-flooded work, one of the greatest coloristic accomplishments in Ury's late period of creation, is estimated at € 140,000-180,000.

Among the other highlights from the Deutsche Bank Collection are Hans Hartung's "T 1931-1" (estimate: € 80,000-120,000), as well as works by big names like Julius Bissier, Rupprecht Geiger, Gerhard Hoehme, Heinrich Hoerle, Gerhard Marcks, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Bernhard Schultze and Fritz Winter.

In addition to the gems from the Deutsche Bank Collection, the auction offers fascinating works of Art from the 20th/21st Century from renowned artists like Lyonel Feininger, Katharina Grosse, Alexej von Jawlensky, Asger Jorn, Julian Opie, Hermann Max Pechstein, Gerhard Richter, Oskar Schlemmer and Victor Vasarely, while the Department of 19th Century Art offers works by notable artists like Edward Theodore Compton, Johann J. Frey, Karl Hagemeister and Franz von Stuck. A suite of works by Joseph Beuys (see separate press release) will make the auction perfect.
Preview                       28 May            Galerie Schwind Frankfurt
                                      30-31 May      Ketterer Kunst Düsseldorf
                                      02-03 June     Ketterer Kunst Hamburg
                                      05-10 June     Ketterer Kunst Berlin
                                      12-18 June     Ketterer Kunst Munich

Auction in Munich       June 17  19th Century Art
                                      June 18   Modern Art II / Evening Sale
                                      June 19   Post War / Cont. Art II

Ketterer Kunst ( and with headquarters in Munich and branches in Hamburg, Duesseldorf, Berlin as well as with a global network of representatives in, among others, the USA and Brazil, was founded in 1954. It is one of the leading houses for auctions of Fine Art from the 19th to the 21st Century and Rare Books. As market leader for Art from the 19th to the 21st Century in the German language region, the expert for German art, according to the 2020 report issued by the artprice database, is the only and strongest-selling family business represented in the global Top 10.

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