Sale: 513 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 34

Willi Baumeister
Weißes Zeichen auf Hellgrün, 1940.
Oil on canvas
€ 25,000 - 35,000

$ 29,250 - 40,950

Lot description
Weißes Zeichen auf Hellgrün. 1940.
Oil on canvas.
Beye/Baumeister 799. Signed and dated in lower right. 43 x 33 cm (16.9 x 12.9 in).
The subjacent comb structure is visible in the upper part of the painting, which shows that Baumeister painted over, at least partly, an earlier composition. [JS].
• Exceptional composition from the early work group "Ideogramme und Zeichen" (Ideograms and Signs).
• Family-owned since the 1940s.
• For the first time on the international auction market (source:

PROVENANCE: Private collection Baden-Württemberg/Hessen (obtained from the artist in the 1940s).
Private collection Hesse (inherited from aforementioned).

Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 14.33 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Willi Baumeister "Weißes Zeichen auf Hellgrün"
This lot can be purchased subject to differential or regular taxation.

Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
The buyer's premium contains VAT, however, it is not shown.

Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 25 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 25%, for the share above € 500.000: 20% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 2.4% including statutory sales tax.