Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 464

 

464
Max Peiffer Watenphul
Blumenstrauß, 1951.
Oil on cardboard
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 8,320
Sold:
€ 30,000 / $ 31.200

(incl. surcharge)
Blumenstrauß. 1951.
Oil on cardboard.
Watenphul Pasqualucci/Pasqualucci G 447. Lower left twice monogrammed "P.W." and "M P W." above. Verso numbered "G 500". 44 x 53.5 cm (17.3 x 21 in).
[KT].
• Bright, free and powerful composition, in which Peiffer Watenphul conveys the liveliness of the blossoms and the grass, as well as the intensity of the colors and the light, into pure painting.
• After the depressing war years and the artistic insecurities, a newly attained lust for life found particular expression in the pure flower still lifes of the 1950s.
• As of 1946 Peiffer Watenphul lived in Venice and finally returned to his studio in Salzburg in 1951.
• His late work is characterized by new beginning and creative dynamics: In 1952 he joined the re-established 'Deutsche Künstlerbund', in 1952 he had an exhibition at the Museum Folkwang, Essen, in 1953 he visited Paris where he met the gallerist Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler and in 1956 he settled in Rome for good.
• His works are in renowned collections, among them the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich, and the Museum Folkwang, Essen
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Hamburg.
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.

EXHIBITION: Max Peiffer Watenphul. Opere dal 1921 al 1964, Studio d'arte contemporanea La Medusa, Rome, February 1965.
Blumen und Gärten, Galerie Koch, Hanover, August 20 - September 20, 1986 (with illu. on p. 64).

LITERATURE: Hans-Jürgen Imiela, Blumen und Gärten, in: Blumen und Gärten, ex. cat. Galerie Koch, Hanover 1986, p. 11.
H.H. Wagner, Blumen und Gärten, in: Weltkunst, issue 1, 1986 (illu. on p. 2529).




464
Max Peiffer Watenphul
Blumenstrauß, 1951.
Oil on cardboard
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 8,320
Sold:
€ 30,000 / $ 31.200

(incl. surcharge)