Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 423

 

423
Hermann Max Pechstein
Plakat für die Holzschnitt-Ausstellung I der Künstlergruppe "Brücke" in Dresden-Löbtau, 1906.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 9,400
Sold:
€ 13,750 / $ 12,925

(incl. surcharge)
Plakat für die Holzschnitt-Ausstellung I der Künstlergruppe "Brücke" in Dresden-Löbtau. 1906.
Lithograph.
Krüger L 4. Bolliger 47. Not in Fechter. Signed and dated in the stone. On rose wove paper. 59 x 46.3 cm (23.2 x 18.2 in). Sheet: 69 x 53,5 cm (27,1 x 21 in).
[KT].
• Poster for the second "Brücke" exhibition in Dresden from Dec. 1906 to Jan. 1907, which was dedicated to the characteristic woodcut technique.
• First poster dedicated to their common activity.
• Pechstein's first graphic work that he made for the artist group.
• One of only four copies mentioned in the catalog raisonneé, others are in the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
.

PROVENANCE: Barbara Wentzel, Stuttgart (inherited from Prof. Dr. Hans Wentzel, presumably in 1975).
Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 1990, with the collector's stamp Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Holzschnitt-Ausstellung I, Künstlergruppe Brücke, Lampenfabrik Karl Max Seifert, Dresden-Löbtau, Dec. 1906-Jan. 1907.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner und die Künstler der "Brücke". Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Graphik, Albertinum Dresden, November 30, 1968 - January 19, 1969, cat. no. 158 (different copy).
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2001-2017).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2017-2022).

LITERATURE: Hans Bolliger, E. W. Kornfeld (eds.), Ausstellung Künstlergruppe Brücke. Jahresmappen 1906-1912, Bern 1958, p. 31, no. 47 (with illu.).
Hans Bolliger, Die Publikationen und Dokumente der Künstlergruppe "Brücke“, in: Philobiblon, year III, issue 1, March 1959, pp. 41-71, no. 50 (with illu.).
Günter Krüger, Max Pechstein-Archiv (ed.), Das druckgraphische Werk Max Pechsteins, Tökendorf 1988, p. 48, no. L 4 (with illu.).
Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 100, SHG no. 39a (with illu.).
Die Brücke in Dresden. 1905-1911, published by Birgit Dalbajewa and Ulrich Bischoff, ex. cat. Dresdner Schloss, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Galerie Neue Meister, Cologne 2001, p. 15, illu. 15 (different copy).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Halle (Saale) 2005, pp. 380-381, SHG no. 844 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Gemeinsames Ziel und eigene Wege. Die "Brücke“ und ihr Nachwirken, Munich 2009, full-page frontispiece.

Subsequent to the first joint "Brücke" exhibition, which took place at the lamp factory K. M. Seifert in Dresden-Löbtau in September/October 1906, the "Brücke" artists were given another opportunity to design the walls of the showrooms from December 1906 to January 1907, this time with woodcuts by the "Brücke" artists and their guests: Wassily Kandinsky, Wilhelm Laage, Hans Neumann, Gudmund H. P. Hentze, Axel Gallen-Kallela and Kristian Kogstad-Rasmussen. Pechstein also took over the design for the poster and chose lithography for its execution. Pechstein clearly mentioned the title of the exhibition and the location; the period of the presentation is not mentioned. As a motif Pechstein chose two heads that gliding close to one another through a dark, imaginary space, taking up a literary theme charged with symbolism, inspired by, for example, the illustrations to "Salome" by Aubery Beardsley, published in 1894 and known to the "Brücke" artists. (Hans Wentzel, Zu den frühen Werken der Brücke-Künstler, in: Brücke Archive, issue 1, Berlin 1967, p. 16) In addition, the formally sweeping lines and the emphasis on strong contrasts correspond to his training as a decorative painter. [MvL]



423
Hermann Max Pechstein
Plakat für die Holzschnitt-Ausstellung I der Künstlergruppe "Brücke" in Dresden-Löbtau, 1906.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 9,400
Sold:
€ 13,750 / $ 12,925

(incl. surcharge)