Sale: 360 / Modern Art, Dec. 12. 2009 in Munich Lot 153

 
Richard Müller - Zwei schwimmende Eisbären


153
Richard Müller
Zwei schwimmende Eisbären, 1937.
Oil on cardboard
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 14,000
Sold:
€ 17,080 / $ 17.080

(incl. 22% surcharge)

Oil on cardboard
Monogrammed and dated lower left. With estate stamp as well as twice with the artist's address on verso. 61 x 50 cm (24 x 19,6 in)

We are grateful to Mr. Frank C. Kempe, Munich, for his kind help in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Private collection Italy.

Our work shows a naturalistic study of two polar bears in a zoological garden. Richard Müller's profound technical mastery nurtures an unrivaled notion of Realism in this subject that in terms of its visual subtlety. The polar bears, which are almost floating into the water, have a surrealist air which can b e found in all of Richard Müller's works. The ingenious composition with its boundless bottom, the subtle coloring and a painting style aimed at the exact depiction merge to an overall effect whose references to reality remain open. [KD].




153
Richard Müller
Zwei schwimmende Eisbären, 1937.
Oil on cardboard
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 14,000
Sold:
€ 17,080 / $ 17.080

(incl. 22% surcharge)