Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 498

 
498
Richard Oelze
Wald, 1963/64.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 48,000
Sold:
€ 325,000 / $ 390.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Wald. 1963/64.
Oil on canvas.
Schmied 126. Signed in lower left. 128 x 160 cm (50.3 x 62.9 in). [EH].

• The work in the artist's unmistakable style was shown at documenta II the year it was created.
• Largest work by Richard Oelze ever to be offered on the international auction market (source: artprice.com).
• One of the most important German painters of Surrealism.
• In the 1930s the former Bauhaus student turned to Surrealism.
• Works by Richard Oelze are in posession of, among others, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Städel Museum, Frankfurt a. M., and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Pels-Leusden, Berlin (catalog 1986, illu. on p. 75).
Private collection.

EXHIBITION: Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin 1964, cat. no. 129, illu. on p. 143.
documenta III, Kassel, 1964, vol. 1, p. 376 with illu. (with a fragmentarily preserved label on the reverse).
Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964, cat. no. 111.
Richard Oelze, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, May 11 - June 20, 1965, cat. no. 111.
50 Jahre Bauhaus, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, 1968, cat. no. 225, illu. on p. 289 (with a label on the reverse).

LITERATURE: Jahrbuch des Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, no. 31, 1969, p. 300.

498
Richard Oelze
Wald, 1963/64.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 48,000
Sold:
€ 325,000 / $ 390.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)