Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 527

 

527
Ludwig Meidner
Menschenmenge im Bahnhof, 1915.
Pen and India ink- over pencil
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,800
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 99,875

(incl. surcharge)
Menschenmenge im Bahnhof. 1915.
Pen and India ink- over pencil.
Lower left signed and dated "Februar 1915". Verso with inscription "Zu: im Nacken das Sternenmeer“ as well as inscribed by a hand other than that of the artist. On thin wove paper. 52.6 x 59.3 cm (20.7 x 23.3 in), size of sheet.
[AM].
• From the renowned Janet and Marvin Fishman Collection, Milwaukee, USA.
• The influence of Italian Futurismo, like that of Umberto Boccioni, comes to the fore in this dynamic work with a ground-breaking expressiveness.
• Depictions by Meidner of a comparable quality are very rare on the international auction market.
• Rich international exhibition history
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We are grateful to Mr Erik Riedel, Ludwig Meidner-Archive at the Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main, for his expert advice.

PROVENANCE: The Janet and Marvin Fishman Collection, Milwaukee, USA (since 1993: Villa Grisebach, November 26, 1993, at least until 2009).
Private collection Europe.

EXHIBITION: The Janet and Marvin Fishman Collection. New Acquisitions, Recent Gifts and Old Friends, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, March 6 - April 3, 1994 (with the label on the reverse).
Die letzten Tage der Menschheit. Bilder des Ersten Weltkrieges, Altes Museum, Berlin, June 10 - August 28, 1994, cat. no. II/36. (with the label on the reverse).
Art et résistance. Les peintres allemands de l’entre-deux-guerres. La collection Marvin and Janet Fishman, Museum Paleis Lange Vorhout, The Hague, July 8 - October 1, 1995/Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, June-August 1996, cat. no. 112 (with illu. p. 48).
Konst som motstånd. Samling Marvin och Janet Fishman, tysk konst frånmellankrigstiden, Museum Paleis Lange Voorhout, The Hague, July 8 - Octobber 1, 1995; Liljevalchs Kunsthalle, Stockholm, November 18, 1995 - January 7, 1996; Kunsthalle Helsinki, February 10 - April 14, 1996, cat. no. 112 (with several labels on the reverse).
Making Marks. Drawing in the 20th century from Picasso to Kiefer, Milwaukee Art Museum, June 21 - August 23, 1998, cat. no. 96 (with the label on the reverse).
German and Austrian Art of the 1920s and 1930s. The Marvin and Janet Fishman Collection, Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, April 11 - June 16, 2002 (with the label on the reverse).
Metropolis. La città nell'immaginario delle avanguardie, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, February 4 - June 4, 2006.

LITERATURE: Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 34th auction, November 26, 1993, lot 22.
“We finally have to start painting our home, the big city that we love so deeply. On innumerable canvases the size of frescoes, our fevered hands should scribble all the glorious and the strange, the monstrous and the drama of the avenues, stations, factories and towers.”
Ludwig Meidner, Anleitung zum Malen von Grossstadtbildern, in: Kunst und Künstler. Illustrierte Monatsschrift für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe, 12/1914, p. 312.




527
Ludwig Meidner
Menschenmenge im Bahnhof, 1915.
Pen and India ink- over pencil
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,800
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 99,875

(incl. surcharge)