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Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 214

 
Lot description
Ohne Titel, Fragment (Stillleben mit grünem Reiter). 1908/09.
Oil on cardboard, laid on board.
Jawlensky Bianconi supplement volume 3 CR (2257v). 26.2 x 40 cm (10.3 x 15.7 in).
This work is the original rear side of the work "Teller mit Äpfeln" from 1932, which is also offered in this auction. The composition was exposed in 2005 and the board was split. [KD/ATh].
Important early work, preliminary study for the painting "Stillleben mit weißem Pferd" from 1912.
We are grateful to Angelica Jawlensky-Bianconi, Alexej von Jawlensky-Archive S.A., Locarno, for her kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Collection Dr. Bernward Talleur, Hofheim im Taunus (sincee 1938/39, acquired directly from artist through the agent Hanna Bekker vom Rath).
Private collection, Hofheim im Taunus (inherited in 1965).
Private collection Germany.

LITERATURE: Angelica Jawlensky Bianconi, Zur Spaltung der Kartonbildträger Alexej von Jawlenskys, in: Alexej von Jawlensky-Archiv AG, Locarno (Hg.), Forschungsbeiträge zu Leben und Werk Alexej von Jawlenskys (Reihe Bild und Wissenschaft vol. 3), Locarno 2009, p. 145-161, here pp. 145, 147, 149, 155f., 158-161, color illus. 5-7.
Nathalie Bäschlin, Alexej Jawlenskys Grüner Reiter – ein Kommentar aus restaurierungsethischer Sicht, in: Alexej von Jawlensky-Archiv AG, Locarno (editor), Forschungsbeiträge zu Leben und Werk Alexej von Jawlenskys (Reihe Bild und Wissenschaft vol. 3), Locarno 2009, pp. 162-169, color illus. 2, 3.
Bruno Glaus, Die Spaltung von Werken und die Veränderung im Kontext, in: Alexej von Jawlensky-Archiv AG, Locarno (editor), Forschungsbeiträge zu Leben und Werk Alexej von Jawlenskys (Reihe Bild und Wissenschaft vol. 3), Locarno 2009, pp. 170-175, here p. 170
Axel Müller, scientific anaylisis of the picture "Grüner Reiter" and "Stillleben mit grünem Reiter" (1909) by Alexej von Jawlensky, no date [2006], Alexej von Jawlensky-Archive.

Essay
In his early years Alexej Jawlenky's painting oscillated between various conceptions that especially differed in the usage of painting techniques. From a Late-Impressionism with rich colors over influences from Cézanne and van Gogh all the way to a rather formal composition, works from this period are documents of the artist's creative quest. Alexej Jawlensky took on many inspirations, some of which he abandoned immediately. This way he attained his own style, a style that was unmistakable in the early 20 th century avant-garde art. Our work also originates from these days, its pure surface painting shows influences from the Murnau School around Wassily Kandinsky. The black contours, which we also find with Kandinsky and Münter, have their origin in the fascination for the naive rural reverse-glass paintings typical of the region at the foothills of the Alps. The still lives' small objects, in this case a horseman, come from the collection of folk art, for which especially Gabriele Münter had a strong liking. The strictly planar composition is an early document of Jawlensky's attempt to become independent from his models, in order to find his own style in pure color field painting.
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Alexej von Jawlensky
Ohne Titel, Fragment (Stillleben mit grünem Reiter), 1908/09.
Oil on cardboard
Estimate:
€ 350,000 / $ 409,500
Sold:
€ 500,000 / $ 585.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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