Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 452

 
452
Georg Muche
Abstrakte Komposition, Um 1916.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 81,900
Sold:
€ 75,000 / $ 87.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Abstrakte Komposition. Um 1916.
Oil on canvas.
Not in Droste. 79.5 x 69.5 cm (31.2 x 27.3 in), visible area.
Verso with a fully executed oil sketch for the painting "Der Tisch" from 1923 (Droste M 85). Both sides framed. [JS].
• Muche painted his first abstract pictures as early as in 1913.
• However, it was not until 1915 that Muche found his own abstract visual language through regular visits to the famous gallry "Der Sturm".
• His paintings, created between 1915 and 1918, are characterized by their brightly modulated color surfaces, which Muche placed between a black line structure.
• Herwarth Walden showed the exhibition "Max Ernst - Georg Muche" (1916) and "Paul Klee - Georg Muche" (1917) in his vangard gallery "Der Sturm" before he signed the artist.
- In 1919 Walter Gropius appointed Muche teacher at the Bauhaus in Weimar
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This work's authenticity has kindly been confirmed by Dr. Magdalena Droste, Berlin. We are grateful for her kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Michael Hasenclever, Munich.
Private collection Hesse.
Private collection (since 2008, Grisebach May 30, 2008).

LITERATURE: Georg Muche. Sturm, Bauhaus, Spätwerk. Retrospektive zum 100. Geburtstag, Altana Kultur Stiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, cat. no. 15, with illu. p. 85.
Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 115th auction, Ausgewählte Werke, May 30, 2008, lot no. 29, with illu.

452
Georg Muche
Abstrakte Komposition, Um 1916.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 81,900
Sold:
€ 75,000 / $ 87.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)