Sale: 500 / Evening Sale, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 232

Willi Baumeister
Formen figural - dreiteilig, 1938.
Oil and lacquer on canvas
€ 70,000 - 90,000

$ 79,800 - 102,600

Lot description
Formen figural - dreiteilig. 1938.
Oil and lacquer on canvas.
Beye/Baumeister 708. Stretcher signed, with hand-written date "Dez 38" and with a direction arrowl, once more signed and inscribed with the number "712" on an adhesive label. 54 x 65 cm (21.2 x 25.5 in).

• Work in bright and intense colors
• Consistent provenance
• Made during a time of inner exile

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (acquired directly from the artist).
Private collection (since 2010).

LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, Willi Baumeister. Leben und Werk, Cologne 1963, Verzeichnis der Gruppen, Formen 1936-1938, p. 283, no. 446 (with illu.), there with the title: "Formen figural, dreiteilig II".
Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 374th auction, December 4, 2010, lot 52.
" however, the content of almost all modern pictures is characterized by color and shape, therefore there are no titles at all that could match the content or matter of a modern picture. The real content of a modern picture is visible and hidden in the very external drama of the colors and shapes and in all their relationships to each other. " Willi Baumeister, quote from: gleichnisse zur natur, Der Spiegel 3, 1949.

Called up: July 17, 2020 - ca. 17.56 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Willi Baumeister "Formen figural - dreiteilig"
This lot can be purchased subject to differential 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
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Regular taxation:
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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 2.4% including statutory sales tax.