Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 454

 

454
Georg Muche
Ohne Titel (Stillleben / Abstrakte Komposition), 1916/1924.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 45,200
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 56.499

(incl. surcharge)
Ohne Titel (Stillleben / Abstrakte Komposition). 1916/1924.
Oil on canvas.
Droste M 34 and M 93. Still life signed in bottom right. Visible area, each 69 x 51.5 cm (27.1 x 20.2 in).

• Georg Muche often used the reverse side of earlier works for new pictures.
• Here he joined two canvasses so that the reverse sides are visible in both cases.
• Muche shows us documents from two creative periods in one.
• He made his first abstract works as early as in 1913 and attained his very own abstract style around 1915. As of 1920 he made several stil llifes like this one here, partly in an unusual impasto manner
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We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Magdalena Droste for her kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Collection Ludwig Steinfeld, Schlüchtern.
Ubu Gallery, New York.
Private collection Europe.

EXHIBITION: Georg Muche - Sturm und Bauhauszeit. Das künstlerische Werk 1912-1927, Bauhaus-Archive, Berlin, September 19 - January 12, 1981.

LITERATURE: Hans M. Wingler, Das Bauhaus. Weimar - Dessau - Berlin 1919-1933, Cologne 1962 (illu. p. 240), 1968 and 1975 (illu. on p. 260).




454
Georg Muche
Ohne Titel (Stillleben / Abstrakte Komposition), 1916/1924.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 45,200
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 56.499

(incl. surcharge)