Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 165

 
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Walter Gramatté
Die große Angst, 1918.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 60,000
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 127.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Die große Angst. 1918.
Oil on canvas.
Negendanck 39. Lower right barely legibly monogrammed and dated "W [?] 8". Dated, titled and inscribed on the stretcher by a hand other than that of the artist. 57 x 42 cm (22.4 x 16.5 in) [JS].

• Outstanding early painting and a haunting illustration of the terrors of war.
• Paintigns by the early deceased expressionist artist are extremely rare on the international auction market.
• To date only 15 other paintings have been offered (source: artprice.com).
• The work "Selbstbildnis mit weißem Gesicht" from 1917, thematically a forerunner of our work, is in the collection of the Brücke-Museum, Berlin.
• Currently the Kunsthalle Hamburg honors the artist with a comprehensive exhibition titled "Walter Gramatté und Hamburg"
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PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Eckhardt-Gramatté-Foundation, Winnipeg/Canada (until ca. 1995).
Private collection Baden-Württemberg (until 2012).
Private collection Europe (since 2012).

EXHIBITION: Walter Gramatté 1897-1929, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich 1989, cat. no. 16 (with illu. on p. 69).
Die schwarze Sonne. Frühe Arbeiten von Walter Gramatté, Galerie C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf 1990, cat. no. 23 (with illu. on p. 23).
Expresionismo Alemán, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno in cooperation with Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 1995-96, p. 79 (with illu.) and on p. 195.
Walter Gramatté. Selbstbildnisse. Zum hundertsten Geburtstag von Walter Gramatté, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich 1997, cat. no. 1 (with illu.).
Die Farbe Schwarz, Landesmuseum Johanneum, Graz, 1999, p. 233 (with illu.).
Walter Gramatté 1897-1929, Kirchner Museum, Davos, and Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg, 2008/09, cat. no. 7 (with illu. on p. 23).

LITERATURE: Ferdinand Eckhardt, Walter Gramatté. Bilder und Aquarelle, Winnipeg/Canada 1981, no. B 40 (with illu.).

165
Walter Gramatté
Die große Angst, 1918.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 60,000
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 127.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)