Sale: 409 / Modern Art and Sidelines of the German Avantgarde, Dec. 06. 2013 in Munich Lot 245

 

245
Thomas Ring
Abstrahierter pointillistischer Kopf, 1918.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,320
Sold:
€ 2,500 / $ 2.900

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Abstrahierter pointillistischer Kopf. 1918.
Watercolor with gouache.
Skiebe A 7. Monogrammed and dated in right below image. On wove paper, firmly mounted on light backing board. 16,7 x 12 cm (6,5 x 4,7 in), the full sheet. Backing: 30,4 x 21,4 cm (11,9 x 8,4 in).

We are grateful to Dr. Ingrid Skiebe, Düsseldorf, for her kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Tore Ring, Cologne (artist's son).

This small and highly expressive work was made in the English POW camp Oswestry/Wales, where Ring was imprisoned in April 1918. With few colors and small pieces of paper he created several strong works that can be regarded as ways to cope with his war trauma. In terms of style, the head study, of which three more versions are in existence, is close to Cubo-Futurism and Pointillism. The artist himself considered them as an "Experiment". [KP].




245
Thomas Ring
Abstrahierter pointillistischer Kopf, 1918.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,320
Sold:
€ 2,500 / $ 2.900

(incl. 25% surcharge)