Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 429

 

429
Ernst Barlach
Der Spaziergänger, 1912.
Bronze with brown patina
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,880
Sold:
€ 20,625 / $ 23.925

(incl. surcharge)
Der Spaziergänger. 1912.
Bronze with brown patina.
Laur II 189. Schult 135. With the name "Barlach" in right on the base as well as with the foundry mark: "H. Noack Berlin" on the reverse. One of 15 copies cast after 1938. 51 x 24 x 17 cm (20 x 9.4 x 6.6 in).
[AR].
• Large-size work made during the artist's happy early years in Güstrow, initially executed in plaster and in wood.
• The first two lifetime bronzes were made in 1938
• Cloaked in a loose robe, Barlach captures the stroller's motion and emphasizes the pondering man's facial expression, creating a work of timeless elegance.
• Three works by Ernst Barlach were shown at documenta 1 in Kassel (1955), among them a copy of the 'Spaziergänger' (cat. no. 22)
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PROVENANCE: Richard A. Cohn, New York (until 1972).
Franz Resch, Gauting (acquired from the above in 1972).
Private collection Southern Germany (since 2012).

LITERATURE: Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 434th auction, Modern Art Part I, December 2, 2011, lot 15 (with color illu.).

"I thought that I was too critical and arrogant in everything I did, I always had to prove myself to others. However, the 'Schlafendes Paar' and the 'Spaziergeher' are characterized by a strong timelessness, caught in the mere existence without any notion of time."
Ernst Barlach, November 9, 1916, Güstrower Tagebuch, Berlin 1978, p. 262.




429
Ernst Barlach
Der Spaziergänger, 1912.
Bronze with brown patina
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,880
Sold:
€ 20,625 / $ 23.925

(incl. surcharge)