Woodcut in colors in black and blue, hand-made ...
Gallery sale: € 4,300 / $ 5,203
Dünen und Mole. 1917. Woodcut in colors in black and blue, hand-made proof. Schapire H 195. With embossed artist's monogram "SR" and signed and numbered by the printer. Verso with the copyright stamp of the "Karl und Emy Schmidt-Rottluff-Stiftung". Copy from an edition of 50 on this type of paper. On firm laid paper by Zerkall (Alt Cleve). 28.8 x 33.6 cm (11.3 x 13.2 in). Sheet: 50 x 68 cm (19,6 x 26,7 in). The limited edition of this woodcut was made from the artist's original wooden block (Möller 88) in 2013 at the art printshop "Clemens Büntig Editionen" and was published by "Ernst Rathenau Kunsthandel und Verlag". Karl Schmidt-Rottluff began making color woodcuts at a relatively late point. He found the motif "Dünen und Mole" in Nidda in 1913, however, he did not cut it in wood before 1917. Formal astringence and clear line management make for a concentrated imagery that is unparalleled. Anniversary edition of five rare motifs by the artist. This is the very popular illustration of "Dünen und Mole", which has not been offered on the art market for several years. (Source: www.artnet.de).