Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 121001313

Karl Hofer
Mädchen am Fenster, 1943.
Oil on canvas
€ 100,000 - 150,000

$ 116,000 - 174,000

Lot description
Mädchen am Fenster. 1943.
Oil on canvas.
Bottom left monogrammed (in ligature) and dated (scratched into the wet paint). With hand-written title on verso of the stretcher. 77 x 61 cm (30.3 x 24 in).

• Consistent provenance.
• Captivating visualization of a particularly expressive melancholy.
• The artist renders a particularly appealing and timeless depiction through the motif's simplicity, the reduced palette and the bold composition lines of the surrounding architecture

This work is registered in the Karl-Hofer-Archive, Cologne, with the number "N 20".

PROVENANCE: Collection Virginia Madison Armstead MacLaren (1909-1985), New York (gifted from the artist).
Collection Madison MacLaren, USA (inherited).
Obtained by the present owner from the above (Brunk Auctions, Asheville (NC), USA, September 15, 2018, lot 863).


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Karl Hofer "Mädchen am Fenster"
This lot can be subjected to differential taxation plus a 7% import tax levy (saving approx. 5 % compared to regular taxation) 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.