Sale: 409 / Modern Art and Sidelines of the German Avantgarde, Dec. 06. 2013 in Munich Lot 260

 

260
Karl Hermann Trinkaus
Das große Spiel, 1933.
Collage
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,640
Sold:
€ 91,500 / $ 106.139

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Das große Spiel. 1933.
Collage. Paper, banknotes and newspaper articles, textile tape, metal hooks and -ears, partly foldable.
Verso signed and dated. Lower right with collaged signature, upper center with the collaged title. On firm board. 53 x 39,5 cm (20,8 x 15,5 in), size of sheet.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Saxony.

Karl Hermann Trinkaus (1904-1965) began his artistic career at the Bauhaus in Dessau in 1926 and was taught by, among others, Josef Albers, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. Today Trinkaus is known for his unusual collages, which are characterized by a great deal of criticism and irony - they were his way to communicate and express his feelings. Especially during the 1930s, influenced by current events, his works became more serious and dismal. This development is also reflected by this foldable collage "Das große Spiel" from 1933. With the newspaper clips and pasted bills it examines the growing threats of those days. The combination of critical statements and ironic exaggeration characterizes Karl Hermann Trinkaus' high artistic quality and was all in line with the fundamental principles of the Bauhaus. [KP/MS].




260
Karl Hermann Trinkaus
Das große Spiel, 1933.
Collage
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,640
Sold:
€ 91,500 / $ 106.139

(incl. 22% surcharge)