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Sale: 457 / Modern Art II, Dec. 07. 2017 in Munich Lot 104

Lot description
Gruppe pointilliert. 1930.
India Ink over pencil.
Grohmann ZT 289. Inscribed "B 33" in red in a cricle on sheet and mount in lower right (by a hand other than that of the artist?). On wove paper (with scale paper on rear). 29.8 x 20.7 cm (11.7 x 8.1 in) , size of sheet.
The drawing was executed on rear of a sheet of scale paper cut in half. Verso with a discarded color pen drawing that was originally executed on the full sheet. Firmly mounted in upper edge.

PROVENANCE: Collection Emil Frey, Mannheim (in family ownership ever since).

EXHIBITION: Oskar Schlemmer - Handzeichnungen, Aquarelle. Kestner-Gesellschaft Hanover, 24 February - 27 March 1960, no. 106, illu. on cover
Oskar Schlemmer, Aquarelle und Handzeichnungen. Nationalgalerie Berlin, 31 January - 19 March 1973. Cat. no. 99 with illu. on p.47.

LITERATURE: Kunst des 20.Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung F., Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, 15 February-14 March 1976, cat. no. 296.
Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik des 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung eines Kielers. Kunsthalle Kiel, February 3 - March 3 1974, p. 69.
Oskar Schlemmer - Aquarelle und Handzeichnungen. Nationalgalerie Berlin January 31st - March 19th 1973, cat. no. 99 (illu. 99).
Idee und Wirklichkeit - Handzeichnungen und Aquarelle des 20. Jahrhunderts aus Privatbesitz. Städt. Kunstsammlungen Ludwigshafen a.Rhein, October 11th - November 1st 1970, cat. no. 188 (illu.).
Meister der Zeichnung in der deutschen Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunstverein Hamburg u. Frankfurt a.M., September 2nd - October 15th 1967, cat. no. 198 (illu. 198).
H.Fuchs, Gaben des Augenblicks, vierundvierzig unveröffentlichte Zeichnungen und Aquarelle aus der Sammlung Frey, Heidelberger Kunstverein 1964, p. 68 (illu.).

The human figure occupies a key position in Oskar Schlemmer's work. In 1928 he wrote: "For the new life, which includes a modern feeling for the world and life, man's knowledge as a cosmic being is indispensable" (quote after: ex. cat. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 1968, p. 21). In his drawings Schlemmer approximates the depiction of modern man. Our work was made in 1930 and deals with the problem of "Man in Space", his main field of interest during his time at the Bauhaus. The execution of the figures in a pointillist manner is singular in Oskar Schlemmer's oeuvre.
Oskar Schlemmer
Gruppe pointilliert, 1930.
India Ink
€ 15,000 / $ 17,100
€ 41,250 / $ 47.024

(incl. 25% surcharge)

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