Sale: 479 / Classics of the 20th Century I, Dec. 08. 2018 in Munich Lot 841

 

841
Alexej von Jawlensky
Der gelbe Topf, Um 1909.
Oil on paper, laminated on thin wood fiber panel
Estimate:
€ 100,000 / $ 116,000
Sold:
€ 187,500 / $ 217.499

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Der gelbe Topf. Um 1909.
Oil on paper, laminated on thin wood fiber panel.
Jawlensky/Pieroni-Jawlensky 293. Monogrammed in lower right. Inscribed by Clemens Weiler "Alexej Jawlensky / Der gelbe Topf, 1908 / (Weiler Nr. 719)" on an old label on verso. 52.5 x 58 cm (20.6 x 22.8 in).

Further still lifes from Jawlensky's early expressive period of creation are in possession of, among others, the Städtische Galerie im Lehnbachhaus, Munich, the Wallraff-Richartz Museums, Cologne, the Museum Wiesbaden, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Collection Ludwig in Aachen.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Wiesbaden (1959).
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (1963-1968).
Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, December 8/9, 1965, cat. no. 418, with black and white illu. on p. 38.
Private collection USA.
Christie`s, London, June 29, 1991, cat. no. 41, with illu on p. 96.
Collection H. Dudley Wright, Geneva (consigned to following auction from the estate).
Christie`s, German and Austrian Art, London, October 13, 1994, lot 104, with illu.
Private collection Lowe Saxony.

EXHIBITION: Alexej von Jawlensky, Galerie Obere Zäune, Zürich 1964, no. 1.
Stilleben, Galerie Obere Zäune, Zürich 1965, with illu. on invitation.

LITERATURE: Clemens Weiler, Alexej Jawlensky, Cologne 1959, cat. no. 719, with illu. on p. 278.
"My friends the apples, which I love for their charming red, yellow, purple and green dress, are, on the one or the other background, no longer just apples to me. Their tones, their bright colors on a more sober background melt to form a harmony laced with dissonance. To my eye they sound like a music that reflects my moods [..] Apples, trees, faces - to me they are just signs of seeing something else in them: The color's life, captured by someone passionate, by someone in love."
Alexej von Jawlensky, letter from 1905, quote after: Clemens Weiler, Köpfe Gesichte, Meditationen, Hanau 1970, p. 121.




841
Alexej von Jawlensky
Der gelbe Topf, Um 1909.
Oil on paper, laminated on thin wood fiber panel
Estimate:
€ 100,000 / $ 116,000
Sold:
€ 187,500 / $ 217.499

(incl. 25% surcharge)