Sale: 496 / Evening Sale, Dec. 06. 2019 in Munich Lot 119001880

Alexej von Jawlensky
Abstrakter Kopf: Winterstimmung, 1932.
€ 240,000 - 280,000

$ 264,000 - 308,000

Lot description
Abstrakter Kopf: Winterstimmung. 1932.
Oil on structured wove paper, laid on firm board by the artist.
Jawlensky/Pieroni-Jawlensky 1402. Monogrammed in lower left, lower right dated and numbered "N. 29" on vers of the board. Verso inscribed "Winterstimmung, 1932" and "made in Germany, Winter's mood" by Galka Scheyer, art dealer and close friend of Jawlensky. Verso additionally with a label of the E. and A. Silberman Galleries, New York. 33.8 x 26.1 cm (13.3 x 10.2 in). Board: 42,1 x 31,7 cm ( 16,6 x 12,5 in).
The so-called "Cahier Noir", a list of his works compiled by the artist and his secretary Lisa Kümmel in 1934 mentions the work on p. 54.
- Impresive provenances.
- 8 decades of remarkable exhibitions.
- This is one of Jawlensky's works that Galka Scheyer used to make the oeuvre of the "Blue Four" around Jawlensky, Feininger, Kandinsky and Klee popular in America

PROVENANCE: Galka Scheyer, Hollywood, USA (obtained directly from the artist in 1933; the work is mentioned on the lists Jawlensky sent to Scheyer in 1933).
Collection Audrey Lowe Levin, St. Louis, USA (acquired in 1954, verso with a hand-written inscription).
Collection Sam J. Levin, St. Louis, USA (until 1992, inherited from aforementioned in 1991).
Private collection USA.
Galerie Thomas, Munich (as of 2008).
Private collection Berlin.

EXHIBITION: Deutscher Künstlerbund, Städtische Kunsthalle Königsberg, June 16 - July 31, 1932, Museum Danzig, August 10 - October 2, 1932, cat. no. 157
Deutscher Künstlerbund, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, February 4 - March 4, 1933, without cat.
Homage to Jawlensky. Retrospective, Nierendorf Gallery, New York, May 1939, cat. no. 59.
Alexej von Jawlensky, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, March 4 - March 30, 1957, cat. no. 45 (verso with the typographically inscribed gallery label).
18th, 19th, 20th Century Paintings, Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, July to September 1962.
Artist and Maecenas. A Tribute to Curt Valentin, Marborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., New York, 1963, without cat. (verso with the typographically inscribed gallery label).
3rd Art Dubai, Galerie Thomas, Madinat Arena, Dubai, March 19 - March 21, 2009, p. 34 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: Clemens Weiler, Alexej Jawlensky, Cologne 1959, no. 360.
Sotheby's, New York, February 25, 1992, lot no. 30 (with color illu.).


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