Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 444

 

444
Max Beckmann
Nackttanz (aus: Berliner Reise), 1922.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,650
Sold:
€ 13,750 / $ 15.537

(incl. surcharge)
Nackttanz (aus: Berliner Reise). 1922.
Lithograph.
Hofmaier 216 B (of B). Gallwitz 185. Signed and numbered. From an edition of 100 copies. On creme wove paper. 45 x 37 cm (17.7 x 14.5 in). Sheet: 68,2 x 53,5 cm (26,9 x 21,1 in).
Sheet four from the portfolio "Berliner Reise". Printed by C. Naumanns Druckerei, Frankfurt am Main, and published by I. B. Neumann, Berlin, in 1922. [CH].
• Part of a German private collection for more than 50 years.
• The exciting Berlin hustle and bustle of the Roaring Twenties offered Beckmann a rich source of inspiration.
• During the years after World War I up until around 1924 Beckmann was intensively occupied with graphic works and made only few paintings.
• The multi-figure composition is partly based on three small swift sketches from Beckmann's sketchbook, among them a sketch of a scantily-clad dancer.
• Other copies of this sheet are in possession of acclaimed musems like the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Kupferstichkabinett at State Museums Berlin, the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (since 1967, Karl & Faber, December 5, 1967, lot no. 541c).

LITERATURE: Karl & Faber, München, 111th auction, Graphik, Zeichnungen, Aquarelle und Gemälde Alter und Neuer Meister, December 5, 1967, lot no. 541c.
"[Now] "Berlin 1922" has been completed. I think it turned out a fine and amusing thing."
Max Beckmann in a letter to the publisher Verleger I. B. Neumann, April 15, 1922, quoted after: James Hofmaier, Max. Beckmann. Catalogue raisonné of his prints, vol. 2, Bern 1990, p. 545.




444
Max Beckmann
Nackttanz (aus: Berliner Reise), 1922.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,650
Sold:
€ 13,750 / $ 15.537

(incl. surcharge)