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Sale: 459 / Modern Art I, Dec. 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 116001379

Lot description
Kirchgarten in Murnau. 1908/1911.
Oil on cardboard.
Verso with the estate stamp and an adhesive label with the number "L 146", partly inscribed by hand and partly stamped, as well as an illegible hand-written inscription "L. 14.." in chalk. 33 x 41 cm (12.9 x 16.1 in).

Accompanied by a written confirmation issued by the Gabriele Münter- and Johannes Eichner-Foundation on 12 November 2015. The painting will be included into the catalog raisonné of Gabriele Münter's paintings with the title "Cemetery with fresh grave".

PROVENANCE: Artist's estate (verso with the stamp).
Galerie Gunzenhauser (with a label and a photo confirmation from 27 July 1977 attached).
Private collection Germany.

EXHIBITION: Galerie Daniel Keel, Gabriele Münter, June - July 1965, cat. no. 5 with black-and-white illu. (here titled "Friedhof mit frischem Grab").

Owed to her consolidated situation, inner peace and a personal liberation, the artist made a large number of renowned works in Murnau. These works demonstrated Münter's artistic breakthrough and the newly discovered means of expression. During this decisive creative period Gabriele Münter also created this work "Kirchgarten in Murnau". While staying in Kochel in 1909, she was painting, together with Kandinsky, on the local churchyard in wintertime. While the crosses in this work are just fragmentary rendered, she opens up the full view onto the mountains in this work. The grave in the foreground, executed in a strong red, sets a striking accent. A blue tombstone margins the composition in right. Gabriele Münter exquisitely captured the atmosphere of the rural churchyard in this work. [EH]

Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment
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Regular taxation:
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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.
Gabriele Münter
Kirchgarten in Murnau, 1908/1911.
Oil on cardboard
€ 80,000 - 120,000

$ 95,200 - 142,800


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