Sale: 364 / Modern Art, April 23. 2010 in Munich Lot 576

 
Walter Ophey - Stadt im Gebirge


 
576
Walter Ophey
Stadt im Gebirge, 1919.
Pastel
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,420
Sold:
€ 3,050 / $ 3.476

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description

Pastel chalk drawing, partly wiped
Signed and dated lower right. On glassine. 31,7 x 41,7 cm (12,4 x 16,4 in), the full sheet

PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland.

The abundant stroke of color, its sternness just alleviated by the wiped parts, is characteristic for Walter Ophey’s pastel drawings. He said the following on the matter: “I have been drawing a with pastel chalks great deal for 13 years, right in front of nature, and I have always been trying to find the most elementary line.. “. [KD].

576
Walter Ophey
Stadt im Gebirge, 1919.
Pastel
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,420
Sold:
€ 3,050 / $ 3.476

(incl. 22% surcharge)