Sale: 489 / Evening Sale, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 164

 
164
Max Beckmann
Brücke (Akrobat), 1950.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 56,500
Sold:
€ 175,000 / $ 197.749

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Brücke (Akrobat). 1950.
Bronze with gold-brown patina.
25 x 31 x 10 cm (9.8 x 12.2 x 3.9 in).

- One of just 8 sculptures in Max Beckmann's oeuvre.
- One of just 5 authorized casts.
- On display at Kunsthalle Bremen and Museum Barberini, Postdam.
- Another copy is in possession of the Detroit Institute of Arts in the USA
.
We are grateful to Mrs. Mayen Beckmann, Cologne, for her kind expert advice. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné of bronzes.

PROVENANCE: Mathilde Q. Beckmann.
The Alpha Gallery, Boston.
Collection Alford P. Rudnick (since 1968).
Private collection (inherited from aforementioned).
Private collection Boston.

EXHIBITION: Max Beckmann: Welttheater. Kunsthalle Bremen, September 30, 2017 - February 4. 2018/Museum Barberini, Potsdam, February 24 - June 10, 2018, cat. no. 63.

"From the given presence I seek the bridge to the invisible."
Max Beckmann, diary entry from 1938

164
Max Beckmann
Brücke (Akrobat), 1950.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 56,500
Sold:
€ 175,000 / $ 197.749

(incl. 25% surcharge)