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Sale: 459 / Modern Art I, Dec. 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 662

 
Lot description
Duo. 1936.
Pen and India ink drawing and pencil.
Grohmann ZT 362. Lower left monogrammed, lower right dated "2946" (29 April 1936). On yellowish transparent paper, firmly laid on thin board. 30.4 x 41.3 cm (11.9 x 16.2 in) , size of sheet.
The inscription "6" (presumably by a hand other than that of the artist) shows through from verso in the upper left corner.

PROVENANCE: Collection Emil Frey, Mannheim (since in family ownership).

LITERATURE: Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung F., Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern 15 February - 14 March 1976, cat. no. 299.
Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik des 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung eines Kielers, Kunsthalle Kiel 3 February - 3 March 1974, p. 69.
Idee und Wirklichkeit - Handzeichnungen und Aquarelle des 20. Jahrhunderts aus Privatbesitz, Städt. Kunstsammlungen, Ludwigshafen a. Rhein 11 October - 1 November 1970, cat. no. 180a.
"Oskar Schlemmer is under the signs of arches, curves and circles from which he forms a picture of man characterized by the balance of harmonious motion."
Georg Much in Oskar Schlemmer's epitaph.

Essay
During this period of creation the schematic figural aspect was widened to include the statuesque appeal of the seated woman, which gave it a mystical-abstract aura. Similar to the figurines in the "Triadisches Ballett" (Triadic Ballet), the decisive factor of meaning is not based on individuality but on the pose. The effect that the figures’ aloofness, comparable with portraits of rulers from Italian Mannerism, is a calculated component that Oskar Schlemmer employs as a unique stylistic means in this work.
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Oskar Schlemmer
Duo, 1936.
Pen and India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,800
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 22,500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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