Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 210

 
210
Gabriele Münter
Blaue Blume (Narzissen mit Zinerarie), 1912.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 180,000 / $ 198,000
Sold:
€ 212,500 / $ 233.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Blaue Blume (Narzissen mit Zinerarie). 1912.
Oil on canvas.
Signed lower left. Rear of stretcher (by the artist) signed, dated "23. IV. 1912" as well as titled "Blaue Blume" in blue and with title "Narzissen mit Zinerarie mit Lamm" in pencil. Twice inscribed "München" on stretcher.
Rear of canvas with estate stamp, as well as inscribed "B.47" in chalk by a hand other than that of the artist. With a label on stretcher with partly hand-written, partly stamped estate number "B 47", label with stamped number "1375" and a label with inscription "219". 49.5 x 56.5 cm (19.4 x 22.2 in).
[KD].
Distinguished still life with a subtle encrypted message, from the triumphant year of the Blaue Reiter.
Accompanied by written confirmation issued by Gabriele Münter- and Johannes Eichner-Foundation, Munich, from 09 April, 2015. The work will be included into the catalog raisonné of Gabriele Münter's paintings.

PROVENANCE: Art trader Franz Resch, Gauting.
Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Gabriele Münter. Group exhibition 1904-1913, Der Sturm, 11th exhibition, Berlin, January/February 1913, no. 47.
Gabriele Münter, Der Sturm, 35th exhibition., October 1915, no. 2.
De expressionisten en kubisten, Der Sturm, 2nd exhibition [= traveling exhibition Expressionism, Cubism, Kunstzalen d'Audretsch, The Hague, 17 March - 16 April, 1916, no. 66.
Kunstnerkabaretten Edderkoppen, Udstilling 2: Der Sturm Kunstnere, Copenhagen September/October 1917, no. 58.

Essay
In the years of the 'Blauer Reiter' Münter put emphasis on still lives. This genre, pacemaker of the international avant-garde, offers her room for experimenting with new ideas. Her inner urge for development and change becomes obvious in the "Blaue Blume", one of the very rare pictures from the year 1912: The mystic-religious gloominess from the previous years has given way to light, the entire composition appears more realistic - the room, the flowers, the small sculpture. But a second look reveals that all prosaicness ist just ostensible: The secret of the "Blaue Blume" is not on show any longer as it had been the case with works of a mystic-unreal character, it is now subtly concealed in an expressive concept of reality.
210
Gabriele Münter
Blaue Blume (Narzissen mit Zinerarie), 1912.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 180,000 / $ 198,000
Sold:
€ 212,500 / $ 233.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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