Gala. 1925. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated in upper right. Signed and titled on verso of the canvas. 48.5 x 30.5 cm (19 x 12 in). [CE]. • Next to "ICH", which is also offered in this auction, this is another great work from his days at the Bauhaus..
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. Private collection Switzerland (verso with the label). Private collection Netherlands.
EXHIBITION: Xanti Schawinsky (Reihe "Un museo oggi"), Galleria Communale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, in cooperation with the Bauhaus Archive, Berlin, May 1 - June 8, 1975, p. 114, illu. on p. 62. Xanti Schawinsky, Malerei, Bühne, Grafikdesign, Fotografie, Bauhaus Archive, Berlin 1986, cat. no. 2, mit Abb. S. 29. Netherlands, bauhaus – pioneers of a new world, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, February 09 – May 26, 2019.
"I am the ghost that haunts the Bauhaus." Xanti Schawinsky, quote from: www.schawinsky.com/bio