Sale: 395 / Modern Art / Side lines of the German Avantgarde, Oct. 19. 2012 in Munich Lot 412

 
Franz Lenk - Alm


412
Franz Lenk
Alm, 1930.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 2,119 / $ 2.458

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Alm. 1930.
Watercolor and India ink.
Von Abercron B-30-2. Signed and dated lower right. With inscription "12. Alm" on verso. On light cardboard. 23,2 x 30,7 cm (9,1 x 12 in), the full sheet.

EXHIBITION: Franz Lenk 1898-1968, 6th retrospective and documentations, ex. cat. Galerie von Abercron, Cologne 1976, cat. no. 105 (with illu.).

With this small work in lucent colors by Franz Lenk, the observer sees the painters world as he described in an essay from 1931: "While painting I still wander through landscape picture. I walk along the paths that I paint. Or I try to image what the landscape behind the hill might look like. When I was herding cows as a child I would always run up to the hill to look into the distance; when I came back the cows had run away and the farmer was angry with me." (Transl. Of quote after ex. cat. Galerie von Abercron, Cologne 1976, p. 8). [KP].




412
Franz Lenk
Alm, 1930.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 2,119 / $ 2.458

(incl. 25% surcharge)