Sale: 524 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 13

 

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Julius Bissier
Pfingsttag 62 Ca Rondine, 1962.
Egg and oil tempera and sheet gold on primed ca...
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,880
Sold:
€ 31,250 / $ 36.250

(incl. surcharge)
Pfingsttag 62 Ca Rondine. 1962.
Egg and oil tempera and sheet gold on primed canvas.
Bottom right signed, dated "Pfingsttag 62" and titled. 43.7 x 53.5 cm (17.2 x 21 in). [CH].

• Particularly large and balanced composition in fine colors.
• Exhibited in New York as early as in 1963.
• Part of the same German private collection for almost 30 years.
• Symbiosis of delicate wash and strong pigment, matte, translucid color mist and noble brilliance.
• Bissier at the climax of his success: In 1963 the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston honored him with a grand retrospective (also shown in Chicago, Detroit, New York (State) and Los Angeles), and in 1964 his works were shown at documenta III in Kassel
.

The work is registered at the Archivio Bissier, Ascona, with the reference "Pfingsttag 62 Ca Rondine/Bildt.S.11_Diap.November 62/17". We are grateful for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Janet Levy, USA.
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired in 1993, Sotheby's, May 4, 1993, lot 323).
Ever since family-owned.

EXHIBITION: Julius Bissier. Recent Works, Lefebre Gallery, New York, February 26 - March 30, 1963, p. 1 (with illu.).
Luscious Assortment. Köstliche Mischung, Schloss Gottorf, Foundation Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen, November 4, 2012 - April 7, 2013, cat. no. 3 (with full-page color illu.).

LITERATURE: Sotheby's, New York, May 4, 1993, Contemporary Art, lot 323 (with color ilu.).




13
Julius Bissier
Pfingsttag 62 Ca Rondine, 1962.
Egg and oil tempera and sheet gold on primed ca...
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,880
Sold:
€ 31,250 / $ 36.250

(incl. surcharge)