Sale: 409 / Modern Art and Sidelines of the German Avantgarde, Dec. 06. 2013 in Munich Lot 259

 

259
Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen
Erect, 1937.
Collage
Estimate:
€ 1,200 / $ 1,392
Sold:
€ 2,750 / $ 3.190

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Erect. 1937.
Collage and gouache.
Lower right with collaged signature. Backing paper with hand-written registration number "PNY-R-059". On light paper. 43,8 x 34,5 cm (17,2 x 13,5 in), the full sheet.

PROVENANCE: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (with label on rear of frame, there typographically titled and inscribed).
Presumably Portico, New York.
Private collection North Rhine Westphalia.

Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen's fame was not solely based on her activities as musem director and patron, for she was decisively involved in the founding and establishing the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, but also on her artistic success. Hilla von Rebay was trained at, amiong others, the renowned Académie Julian in Paris. Her art is predominantely abstract and thus reflects her favorite genre. Rhythm, dynamic and sound play a central role in her art. This work "Erect" as well as the collage "Piccicato" (lot no. 461) are sensitive works full of fragility. Their play of delicate forms captivates the observer. [KP]




259
Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen
Erect, 1937.
Collage
Estimate:
€ 1,200 / $ 1,392
Sold:
€ 2,750 / $ 3.190

(incl. 25% surcharge)