Sale: 22 / Online Only, Dec. 15. 2020 Lot 120002745

 

120002745
Edvard Munch
Omega und das Reh, 1908.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,380
Sold:
€ 5,634 / $ 5,183

(incl. surcharge)
Omega und das Reh. 1908-1909.
Lithograph.
Woll 350. Signed. From an edition of ca. 100-150 copies. On Wove paper. 24 x 36.8 cm (9.4 x 14.4 in). Sheet: 34 x 42 cm (13,4 x 16,5 in).
Printed by Dansk Reproduktionsanstalt, Copenhagen.
• Munch made two drawings with an almost identical motif as early as in 1895.
• Other copies of this sheet are in possession of, among others, the Munch Museum, Oslo, and in public collections in Berlin, Chicago, Tokio or Hamburg.
• The complete series was shown in an exhibition at Blomqvist in March 1909.
• The sheet "Omega" is offered on the German auction market for the first time (source: artprice.com)
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PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.

"My most accomplished creation ever" Munch about "Alpha und Omega" (quote from a diary entry by Ludvig Ravensberg from Januar 9, 1910, in: Edvard Munch. Alpha & Omega, published by Eggum/Woll, Oslo 1981, p. 53)

Munch had the idea for "Alpha and Omega" as early as in the mid 1890s when he made a couple of drawings for this theme. He only got back to it after a hospital stay in Copenhagen in autumn 1908 and began to work on the portfolio of lithographs. "Alpha and Omega" (Woll 336-357) comprises 18 lithographs, title sheet, table of content, two opening vignettes and two text sheets in Norwegian and French. [SL]

In good condition. With mount staining and small isolated handling creases. Mounting traces on paper on verso skillfully filled, minimally pushing through to recto.



120002745
Edvard Munch
Omega und das Reh, 1908.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,380
Sold:
€ 5,634 / $ 5,183

(incl. surcharge)