Sale: 494 / Modern Art, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 461

Max Beckmann
Café, Um 1925.
Charcoal drawing
Post auction sale: € 8,500 / $ 9,350
Lot description
Café. Um 1925.
Charcoal drawing.
Signed and illegibly inscribed in lower right. Verso inscribed by Mathilde "Quappi" Beckmann. On grayish machine-made laid paper. 30.2 x 22.6 cm (11.8 x 8.8 in) , the full sheet. [CH].

The sheet will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné of Max-Beckmann's drawings, currently compiled by Hedda Finke and Stephan Wiese, with the title "Am Caféhaustisch. Zwei sich gegenüberstehende diskutierende Männer und zwei sitzende Personen". We are grateful for the kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Collection Mathilde "Quappi" Beckmann (the artist's wife).
Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York (acquired from aforementioned in 1958).
Private collection (acquired from aforementioned in 1958, afterwards in possession of the family).
Private collection Switzerland (acquired from aforementioned in 2006) .

LITERATURE: Sotheby's, London, Impressionist & Modern Works on Paper, lot no. 171.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Max Beckmann "Café"
This lot can be subjected to differential taxation plus a 7% import tax levy (saving approx. 5 % compared to regular taxation) or regular taxation.

Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
The buyer's premium contains VAT, however, it is not shown.

Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 25 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 25%, for the share above € 500.000: 20% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.