Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 456

 
456
Jankel Adler
Old man looking into a room, 1944.
Oil and casein paint on canvas
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,060
Sold:
€ 32,500 / $ 38.025

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Old man looking into a room. 1944.
Oil and casein paint on canvas.
Heibel 288. Signed in lower left. 86 x 112 cm (33.8 x 44 in).
[KT].
• Fascinating composition from the artist's late work, in which figuration and abstraction enter into a new tension.
• Significant provenance from the collections of two artists of abstraction.
- The dark colors and the material-rich processing of the surface make this an extremely suggestive work.
- Created after his participation in the war in the Polish armed forces in France and the subsequent move to London in 1943
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PROVENANCE: Elie Borgrave (neé Elie Charles de Borchgrave, 1905-1992), Brussels/London (until 1948).
Collection Naftali Bezem (1924-2018), Tel Aviv.

EXHIBITION: Recent paintings (1943-1945) by Jankel Adler, Reid & Lefevre Gallery, London, March 1946, cat. no. 4.
Jankel Adler. Peintures 1944-45, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel, October 12 - 23, 1946, no. 6.
Jankel Adler, Knoedler Galleries, New York, October 18 - 30, 1948, no. 11.
Memorial Exhibition of the works of Jankel Adler, 1895-1949, Arts Council, New Burlington Galleries, London, 1951, no. 28.
Exposition d'hommage à Jankel Adler, Galerie Ex-Libris, Brussels, April 1953, no. 6.
Jankel Adler, Meltzer Gallery, New York, October 18 - November, 1954, no. 1.
Jankel Adler, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, March 22 - April 14, 1977, no. 8.
Jankel Adler 1895-1949, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (no. 112, with illu.); Muze'on Tel Aviv (p. 136, illu. 85); Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, November 1985 - April 1986.

LITERATURE: Paul Fierens, Jankel Adler, London et al 1948, p. 9 (illu. 35).
Stanley William Hayter, Jankel Adler, London et al 1948 (illu. 35).
Jerzy Stajuda, Jankiel Adler. Wystawa, Ktorej nie Bylo, in: Za i przeciw, no. 18, 1957, p. 14.
Ziva Amishai-Maisels, The iconographic use of abstraction in Jankel Adler's late works, in: Artibus et Historiae, vol. 9, no. 17, 1988, p. 60.
Annemarie Heibel, Jankel Adler (1895-1949), dissertation Münster 2012, Münster 2016, vol. 1: Monografie, pp. 328-329, 384 (with illu.), 514, 544, vol. 2: Catalog Raisonné of Paintings, p. 379, no. 288 (with illu.).

456
Jankel Adler
Old man looking into a room, 1944.
Oil and casein paint on canvas
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,060
Sold:
€ 32,500 / $ 38.025

(incl. 25% surcharge)