Sale: 409 / Modern Art and Sidelines of the German Avantgarde, Dec. 06. 2013 in Munich Lot 262

 

262
Karl Hermann Trinkaus
Zeppelin, 1931.
Collage
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,160
Sold:
€ 39,040 / $ 45.286

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Zeppelin. 1931.
Collage.
Signed and dated lower right. Verso with inscription "5.". On light gray board. 30 x 22,6 cm (11,8 x 8,8 in), size of sheet.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Saxony.

Wassily Kandinsky praised the artistic quality of Karl Hermann Trinkaus in a letter from 15 July, 1926 in which he also expressed his fascination for his student’s rich and expressive fantasies. Drive by the developments of the 1920s and 1930s, the Bauhaus artist Trinkaus, as well as many colleagues, tried to approach the impressions of his days by means of the collage technique. This work "Zeppelin" from 1931 examines theses new impulses and documents society's fears of an increasing anonymization of big city life, the growing threats of technical progress and the historical events. By means of the medium collage, Trinkaus managed to depict the theme in a realistic manner with still enough room for an underlying wit and irony. [KP/MS].




262
Karl Hermann Trinkaus
Zeppelin, 1931.
Collage
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,160
Sold:
€ 39,040 / $ 45.286

(incl. 22% surcharge)