Auction of works by international artists up to € 20.000
Tuschfederzeichnung und Aquarell. Around 1940
27,2 x 18,5 cm (10.7 x 7.2 in)
Estimate: € 10.000-15.000
Munich, 10 April, 2013, (kk) – The big names of the international art scene will be there. Next to Picasso, Chagall and Warhol, Gabriele Münter will also provide a fresh spring scent from € 10.000 in the first Ketterer Kunst auctions that will open the season on April 19 and 20 with the following focal points:
1. Modern Art & Collection Schiefler
2. Post War / Contemporary Art
On 1. Modern Art
In 2012 Gabriele Münter had already realized a number of top results for a total of 13 works, of which five even soared to six-digit realms. The October auction with works up to € 20.000 was led by her 1941 oil painting "Dahlien", which climbed to a result of € 158.600*.
Thus it will be very exciting to see her watercolor with India ink drawing "Blumenblatt/Vogelvase" being called up as it was created only one year earlier. Especially the artist's simple motifs rendered with an almost naive cheerfulness and a likewise bright coloring are highly sought-after. The painted clay bird and the flower bouquet are among her favorite motifs. The estimate is at € 10.000-15.000.
In the section of sculptures the work "Kleines Biest" by Gerhard Marcks carries the same estimate, its self-confident attitude calls reminiscence of Degas' fourteen-year-old standing dancer. Another work that fosters great expectations will be Ernst Barlach's bronze "Maske Friedrich Schult" which was made after a gypsum model from 1920 and has been estimated at € 6.000-8.000.
Among the lots making for excitement in the auction room are works by Paul Klee ("Der Verliebte", estimate: € 16.000-18.000), Kurt Schwitters ("To Hjalmar Gabrielson", estimate: € 18.000-24.000), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ("Stillleben mit Tannenzapfen", estimate: € 12.000-15.000) and Heinrich Campendonk. His 1912 watercolor "Vier badende Akte" will enter the race with an estimate of € 18.000-24.000.
However, works by renowned artists may already be obtained in three- or low four-digit realms. For instance, a view of the town of "Lüneburg", a charcoal drawing by the New York artist Lyonel Feininger will be called up with an estimate of € 4.000-6.000.
Next to an aquatint etching by Max Ernst and a pencil drawing of a Ticino mountain farm by Karl Hofer (estimate each € 1.800-2.400), Erich Heckel is also represented, among others, with the 1914 woodcut "Sonnenaufgang" (estimate: € 2.800-3.400).
"This is the perfect opportunity to either enhance an existing collection or to lay the basis for a first own collection", says auctioneer and company owner Robert Ketterer.
Since it was founded in 1954, Ketterer Kunst has been firmly established in the front ranks of auction houses dealing in art and rare books, with its headquarters in Munich and a branch in Hamburg. Gallery rooms in Berlin as well as representatives in Heidelberg, Düsseldorf and Modena (Italy) have contributed substantially to the company's success. In addition, exhibitions, special theme and charity auctions as well as online auctions are regular events at Ketterer Kunst.