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Sale: 489 / Evening Sale, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 139

 
Lot description
Afrikanisches Duett. 1942.
Oil with synthetic resin of a light fiberboard laminated with cardboard.
Beye/Baumeister 993. Signed in lower right. Verso dated, titeld and inscribed. 46 x 54 cm (18.1 x 21.2 in).

- From the important work period of the "African Pictures".
- Clear and balanced ornamentation.
- Notable provenance: Heinz Rasch, Wuppertal architect, art collector and publicist, a close friend of Baumeister since the 1920s
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PROVENANCE: Collection Heinz Rasch, Wuppertal (acquired directly from the artist).
Private collection Rhineland (obtained from aforementioned).

LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, Willi Baumeister - Leben und Werk, Cologne 1963, cat. no. 666.
"What the [Africa-] pictures have in common is the hot sound of dull akin colors on white or sand-colored ground and the fierce gesture of dark hieroglyphic figures. [..]. And in many cases the figures turned to signs that can only be decrypted with a code. The series' main pictures are characterized by an almost hieratic posture, even where the figure is just fragmented and needs to be seen by the observer as a whole [..]."
Will Grohmann, Willi Baumeister - Leben und Werk, Cologne 1963, pp. 98-100.

139
Willi Baumeister
Afrikanisches Duett, 1942.
Oil
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 45,200
Sold:
€ 97,500 / $ 110.174

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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