Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 431

 

431
Max Beckmann
Männerkopf im Profil, 1922.
Pencil drawing
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,080
Sold:
€ 4,500 / $ 4.590

(incl. surcharge)
Männerkopf im Profil. 1922.
Pencil drawing.
Zeiller Skizzenbuch 3, p. 208 5. Lower rigth monogrammed and dated "22". Lower left inscribed "v. W. 502" by a hand other than that of the artist. With a stamp of the Collection Reinhard Piper (Lugt 5594) on the reverse. On glassine paper. 14.1 x 11 cm (5.5 x 4.3 in), size of sheet. [CH].

• Subtle character study from the artist's sketchbook.
• The year this work was made Beckmann also created the acclaimed portfolios "Berliner Reise" and "Jahrmarkt" and showed his works at the XIII Venice Biennial.
• Formerly part of the renowned collection of the Munich publisher Reinhard Piper (Verlag R. Piper & Co.), whom Beckmann portrayed on several occasions and who became a close friend of the artist in 1912 (see ex. cat. Max Beckmann. Briefe an Reinhard Piper, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich 1994)
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PROVENANCE: Collection Reinhard Piper (1879-1953), Munich (verso with the collection stamp, presumably obtained directly from the artist).
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired in the 1980s).
Private collection Southern Germany.
Ever since family-owned.

EXHIBITION: Max Beckmann in der Sammlung Piper. Handzeichnungen, Druckgraphik, Dokumente 1910-1923, Kunsthalle Bremen, October 27 - December 1, 1974, cat. no. 93.
Max Beckmann, Zeichnungen und Aquarelle aus deutschem und amerikanischem Besitz, Galerie Günther Franke, February 10 - April 5, 1975, cat. no. 93.

LITERATURE: Stephan von Wiese, Max Beckmanns zeichnerisches Werk 1903-1923, Düsseldorf 1978, cat. no. 502.
Karl und Faber, Munich, 156th auction, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Graphik des 20. Jahrhunderts. Collection Reinhard Piper, June 29, 1981, p. 146, lot 153 (with illu. on p. 147).
Max Beckmann Gesellschaft and Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich (editors), Christiane Zeiller (editing), Max Beckmann. Die Skizzenbücher, vol. I, Ostfildern 2010, Skitzenbuch 3, cat. no. 5, p. 208 (with illu. on p. 209).




431
Max Beckmann
Männerkopf im Profil, 1922.
Pencil drawing
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,080
Sold:
€ 4,500 / $ 4.590

(incl. surcharge)