Sale: 342 / Modern Art / Sideways, Dec. 03. 2008 in Munich Lot 297

 
Albert Birkle - Dorfstraße


297
Albert Birkle
Dorfstraße, 1927.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 29,000
Sold:
€ 30,500 / $ 35.380

(incl. 22% surcharge)

Dorfstraße. 1927.
Oil on cardboard.
Signed lower left. Once more signed, titled as well as with inscription on the reverse. 76,5 : 73,5 cm (30,1 : 28,9 in). A peculiar melancholy suffuses Albert Birkle’s lonely landscapes. Birkle, who so often pushed his handling of the human figure to extremes, remained almost gentle and oddly impersonal in his landscapes. Slightly blurred contours and a subtly attuned palette lend his rural motifs their distinctive quality. This is a quiet world, one that seems to reject anything that is too shrill. Although it should be seen as following New Objectivity, this work by Albert Birkle is informed by what are, by contrast, romantic overtones. [KD]
EXPERTISE: We are grateful to Roswita and Victor Pontzen, Archiv und Werkbetreuung Albert Birkle, Salzburg for their help in cataloguing this lot
PROVENIENZ: Dr. Hiepe, Neue Münchner Galerie (1970s).
Private collection North Germany.

With a stamp of the Deutsche Kunstgemeinschaft on the reverse, there with the stamped number "2093". A landscape in the Swabian Danube valley is depicted
Good overall impression. Edges partially softly bumped and with smaller colour flakings, more obvious on the corners. Isolated minor craquelé. A few tiny colour flakings.




297
Albert Birkle
Dorfstraße, 1927.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 29,000
Sold:
€ 30,500 / $ 35.380

(incl. 22% surcharge)