Sale: 513 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 43

 
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Richard Oelze
Montereggio, 1957.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 73.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Montereggio. 1957.
Oil on canvas.
Schmied 68. Signed in lower right. 81 x 100 cm (31.8 x 39.3 in). [SM].

• The irrational and unreal, the almost formless alienation of the motif is a key element in Richard Oelze's work.
• Oelze's contact with the surrealists Salvador Dalí, André Breton, Paul Éluard and Max Ernst in Paris at the beginning of the 1930s is reflected in his work.
• Works from the 1950s are among the artist's most haunting pieces
.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich.
Collection Haniel Duisburg (since 2007, acquired from aforementioned).

EXHIBITION: Spring Exhibition, Kunstverein Hanover, 1960, no. 159.
Richard Oelze: Gemälde und Zeichnungen, Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum Hagen, April 29 - May 28, 1961, no.6.
Neue Gruppe, Große Kunstausstellung, München, June 12 - October 6, 1963, no. 770. (verso with the label)
Richard Oelze. Gemälde und Zeichnungen aus den Jahren 1925 bis 1962, Michael Hertz, Bremen, February 9 - March 31, 1963, no. 14.
Richard Oelze, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, September 17 - October 25, 1964.
Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg (verso with the label)
Richard Oelze. Gemälde, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, March 27 - May 10, 1987 (verso with the label).

43
Richard Oelze
Montereggio, 1957.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 73.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)