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Sale: 449 / Modern Art, June 10. 2017 in Munich Lot 256

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Madonna mit grünem Vogel und zwei Masken. Um 1943.
Oil on paper.
Lower right monogrammed. Verso with the work number "230/43", presumbaly executed by the artist and inscribed "(2 Welten)" by a hand other than that of the artist. 38 x 32 cm (14.9 x 12.5 in). Dimensions of board: 39,5 x 34 cm (15,5 x 13,3 in).
Firmly laid on board, which is laid on a fiberboard.

PROVENANCE: Collection Josias Leão.
Private collection Southern Germany.
Ketterer Kunst auction 220, lot 31, 25 May 1998.
Private collection Rhineland-Palatinate.

This work is so remarkable for the following: Gabriele Münter groups a picture of a saint, a black and a white mask and a toy bird together. Gabriele Münter staged the mask as a leitmotif in "Die schwarze Maske mit Rosa" from 1912, what presumably was her very first big still life. It is in possession of a private collection in Dortmund today. (Lit. Gabriele Münter 1877-1962, Städt.Galerie i.Lenbachhaus, Munich 29 July –1st November 1992, cat. no. 117 with color illu.). Herwarth Walden had the picture printed on postcards for his “Sturm“ gallery in 1912 and showed it in several 'Sturm' exhibitions in Germany and Scandinavia. With this choice of motif Gabriele Münter intentionally tied in with the time before World War I. The difference is, however, that she had attained a more confident and calmer style without forgoing the colors‘ expressiveness.

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Gabriele Münter
Madonna mit grünem Vogel und zwei Masken, Um 1943.
Oil on paper
Post auction sale: € 32,000 / $ 35,840

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