Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 417

 

417
Lyonel Feininger
Churning Clouds above the Sea, 1945.
Watercolor and India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,900
Sold:
€ 93,750 / $ 105.937

(incl. surcharge)
Churning Clouds above the Sea. 1945.
Watercolor and India ink drawing.
Bottom left signed and bottom right dated "9.1.45". On laid paper (with watermark). 31.3 x 47.9 cm (12.3 x 18.8 in), size of sheet.
[AR].
• Abstract cloud formatzions above a calm sea are a key motif in Lyonel Feininger's watercolors and painting.
• The artist found inspiration for these works during a stay on the Baltic coast in 1922
• Sea, clouds, ships and figures that the artist arranges in ever new compositions are the key elements of his seascapes.
• Works by Lyonel Feininger are in many important international collections like the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Städel Museum, Frankfurt a. M. and the Sprengel Museum, Hanover
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Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Achim Moeller, director of the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York-Berlin, dated October 7, 2021. The work is registered at the archive of the Lyonel Feininger Project with the number 1367-02-22-16.

PROVENANCE: Karl Lilienfeld, New York.
Private collection USA.

"I just came up from the beach where I drew [..] the clouds above the sea [..], a whole continent of storm clouds [..]. The water was really calm [..] and below the nighty towering clouds on the distant horizon the sea lay in bright blue with broad reflections. I feel countless images coming up in my imagination, I so badly yearn to realize these visions [..]"
Lyonel Feininger, Sept. 9, 1922, in a letter toi Julia Feininger, quoted after: Werner Timm, Feininger an der Ostseeküste, in: Roland März (editor), Lyonel Feininger. Von Gelmeroda nach Manhattan, Berlin 1998, p. 305.




417
Lyonel Feininger
Churning Clouds above the Sea, 1945.
Watercolor and India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,900
Sold:
€ 93,750 / $ 105.937

(incl. surcharge)