Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 459

 

459
Josef Scharl
Frau mit zwei Männern, 1925.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 46,400
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 52.200

(incl. surcharge)
Frau mit zwei Männern. 1925.
Oil on canvas.
Firmenich/Lukas 64. Upper left signed and dated. On the reverse with an old label, inscribed "Münchener Neue Secession / Frau mit 2 Männern / Jos. Scharl München 20 Maillingerstr. 15/IV" by hand. Titled and inscribed with dimensions on a label on the reverse, as well as inscribed "43 Frau mit 2 Männern" and numbered "C - 732" by hand. 51.5 x 67.5 cm (20.2 x 26.5 in).
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• Unlike his contemporaries Otto Dix or George Grosz, Scharl does not use satire but more restrained means to visualize man in line with his social demands, just as it is the case here.
• Knowledge of the mask pictures by the Belgian James Ensor becomes obvious here.
• Scharl created a new definition of the portrait, which, since the 1925 Mannheim exhibition, has been referred to as "New Objectivity“
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PROVENANCE: Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin.
Private collection Lower Saxony.

EXHIBITION: Neue Kunst. Berlin, Darmstadt, München, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, June 4 - October 1, 1927, cat. no. 449.
Josef Scharl, Pavillon im Alten Botanischen Garten, Munich, January 3 - January 25, 1953.
Josef Scharl. Commemorative Exhibition, Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin, April 20 - June 16, 1964.
Josef Scharl. 3rd Commemorative Exhibition, Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin, November 1, 1971 - January 12, 1972, cat. no. 18 (with illu. on p. 12).




459
Josef Scharl
Frau mit zwei Männern, 1925.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 46,400
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 52.200

(incl. surcharge)