Sale: 539 / Modern Art, June 10. 2023 in Munich Lot 121003084

 
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121003084
George Grosz
10 Jahre verheiratet. Vor wichtigen Entschlüssen, 1923.
India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 - 15,000

 
$ 9,200 - 13,800

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10 Jahre verheiratet. Vor wichtigen Entschlüssen. 1923.
India ink drawing.
Lower right signed and dated, as well as inscribed "No. 37 Ehepaar" in lower left. Verso with the estate stamp and the hand-written number "3-67-6" and with several inscriptions, such as "10 Jahre verheiratet" and "No 42 Billiet". On firm wove paper (with blindstamp). 63 x 50 cm (24.8 x 19.6 in), the full sheet.
The drawing was printed in the book "George Grosz, Über alles die Liebe" published by Bruno Cassirer in 1930. [AR].
• Private scene of a marriage captured by George Grosz in his typical sober view and clear lines.
• Printed in the George Grosz’ publication "Über alles die Liebe" from 1930, here titled "Vor wichtigen Entschlüssen".
• Made during the Berlin years of the Weimar Republic, when drawing played a key role in his creation
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Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Ralph Jentsch, Berlin, dated October 4, 2022. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonneé of works on paper.

PROVENANCE: Artist's studio, Berlin, 1923.
Artist's estate, 1959.
Private collection.

EXHIBITION: George Grosz. Zeichnungen und Aquarelle, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, October 26 - November 24, 1957, cat. no. 22. With other stops in 1958 at: Kunstverein Pforzheim, Kunstverein Municn, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Galerie Meta Nierendorf, Berlin, Kunstkabinett Dr. Hanna Grisebach, Heidelberg, Marseille-Nice, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf.
Ohne Hemmung. Gesicht und Kehrseite der Jahre 1914-1924. Schonungslos enthüllt von George Grosz. Zeichnungen und farbige Blätter, Galerie Meta Nierendorf, Berlin, October 8, 1962 - January 17, 1963, cat. no. 106 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: Bruno Cassirer (ed.), George Grosz. Über alles die Liebe. 60 neue Zeichnungen, Berlin 1930 (here titled "Vor wichtigen Entschlüssen", with illu. p. 30).
Beth Irwin Lewis, George Grosz. Art and Politics in the Weimar Republic, Madison, Milwaukee, London 1971, no. 71 (here titled "Before an important decision", with illu. p. 177).
Uwe M. Schneede (ed.), George Grosz. Die Welt ist ein Lunapark, Zürich 1977 (here titled "Vor wichtigen Entschlüssen", with illu. p. 218).

"The title says that this is about the relationship between people. Okay, but do not expect my drawings to be illustrations of a conventional idyllic love. The realist that I am, the reed pen and ink brush serve primarily to record what I see and observe, and that is mostly unromantic, sober and not very dreamlike."

Quoted from: George Grosz, Über alles die Liebe, Berlin 1930.




121003084
George Grosz
10 Jahre verheiratet. Vor wichtigen Entschlüssen, 1923.
India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 - 15,000

 
$ 9,200 - 13,800

+

 

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