Sale: 486 / Art of the 20/21 Century III, June 08. 2019 in Munich Lot 231

 
231
Max Beckmann
Toilette (Vorm Spiegel), 1923.
Woodcut
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,500
Sold:
€ 6,000 / $ 6.600

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Toilette (Vorm Spiegel). 1923.
Woodcut.
Hofmaier 258 III Bb (of b). Gallwitz 223. Signed and titled by a hand other than that of the artist in lower margin. From an edition of presumably 35 copies. On firm wove paper. 22.2 x 14.9 cm (8.7 x 5.8 in). Sheet: 55,5 x 35,5 cm ( 21,6 x 13,9
Published by I.B. Neumann, Berlin. Presumbaly titled by him in lower margin. [CE].

PROVENANCE: Private collection Lower Saxony.

LITERATURE: Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 440th auction, Modern Art, December 7, 2012, lot no. 139 (with illu.).

Essay
The sheet allows a look behind the curtain of Beckmann's world of the theater, the circus, carnival and variety shows. In 1923 Beckmann realized four graphic solutions in which he captured the intimate backstage moment.
231
Max Beckmann
Toilette (Vorm Spiegel), 1923.
Woodcut
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,500
Sold:
€ 6,000 / $ 6.600

(incl. 25% surcharge)