Sale: 502 / Modern Art II, July 18. 2020 in Munich Lot 370

George Grosz
Blinder Krüppel (Cripple), 1923.
Watercolor and charcoal drawing
€ 50,000 - 70,000

$ 57,000 - 79,800

Lot description
Blinder Krüppel (Cripple). 1923.
Watercolor and charcoal drawing.
Signed and dated in lower right as well as additionally titled in English at a later point. On creme wove paper, laid on board and mounted. 64.7 x 52.3 cm (25.4 x 20.5 in), the full sheet. [CH].

• From the notable provenance of Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin.
• Masterly composed work in the artist's unmistakable figurative pictorial language.
• The artist's striking pictorial take on the social situation in Germany in the 1920s

Accompanied with an expertise issued by Ralph Jentsch on April 16, 2020. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné of works on paper compiled by Ralph Jentsch. We are grateful for his kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin (1930, with a hand-inscribed label, on consignment).
George Grosz, USA (after 1933).
Associated American Artists Gallery, New York (with typographically inscribed labels).
Estate of Elsbeth Bothe, Baltimore, USA.
Acquired by present owner in 2013.

EXHIBITION: George Grosz. Ölgemälde und Aquarelle, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Düsseldorf, October 1930, cat. no. 41 (with the title "Der Blinde").
Impressions du Front: Invalide aveugle. George Grosz - Otto Dix, Musée du Temps, Besançon, December 6, 2014 - March 15, 2015, p. 79 (with illu.), and p. 110, cat. no. 29.
Raw War, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, December 5, 015 - January 1, 2016, pp. 74 f. (with illu.).
The Art of Wart, Kazerne Dossin, Malines/Mecheln, October 22, 2017 - July 1, 2018, p. 173, with illu. on p. 141 (with the exhibition label on verso of mount).

LITERATURE: Ralph Jentsch, George Grosz 1893-1959. Ein großes Nein - Der visionäre Grosz, Antwerp 2013, pp. 190 f. (with full-page illu.) and p. 284, cat. no. 43.

Called up: July 18, 2020 - ca. 15.10 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for George Grosz "Blinder Krüppel (Cripple)"
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Differential taxation:
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Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 2.4% including statutory sales tax.