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Sale: 479 / Classics of the 20th Century I, Dec. 08. 2018 in Munich Lot 872

 
Lot description
Gletscher im Engadin. 1938.
Mixed media on fiberboard.
Löffler 1938/9, with full-page illu. in black and white on p. 134. Lower left monogrammed and barely legibly dated. 80 x 70 cm (31.4 x 27.5 in).
Verso with a study of a tree in charcoal.
Fine and early apocalyptic landscape painting.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Gunzenhauser, Munich.
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.
Private collection USA.

LITERATURE: Mosheh Tuskerman (editor), Geschichte und bildende Kunst, Göttingen 2006, pp. 172f., with illu.
"In the end everyone paid him tribute [..] once the shock over the apocalyptic reflection of art history had settled in a soothing distance. It seemed that the time had come to praise his work in speeches held in noble halls. A work characterized by the chaos of the doom of the bourgeois."
Thomas Schröder, Otto Dix. Zum Todes des Malers, in: Die Welt, July 28, 1969.

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Otto Dix
Gletscher im Engadin, 1938.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 180,000 / $ 207,000
Sold:
€ 387,500 / $ 445.624

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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