Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 532

 

532
Carl Grossberg
Markststraße in Bad Tölz, 1934.
Oil on panel
Post auction sale: € 28,000 / $ 25,760
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Markststraße in Bad Tölz. 1934.
Oil on panel.
Lower right signed and dated. Verso inscribed by a hand other than that of the artist. 64 x 383 cm (25.1 x 150.7 in).
In tthe original frame.
• Painting in an unusual form
• >For the first time on the art market.
• Depiction of picturesque facades on Markstraße in Bad Tölz in the style of New Objectivity
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Bad Tölz (directly from the artist).
Ever since family-owned.

The ensemble of the Tölzer Markstraße is part of the Bavarian list of monuments and is mentioned as one of the most impressive streets in Upper Bavaria. The buildings, erected since the Middle Ages, received a uniform appearance after 1900 through the historicist facades from the Munich architect Gabriel von Seidl. Carl Grossberg depicted this view in a free and by no means realistic way. He succeeded in depicting this urban masterpiece in a clear coolness. Everything cozy is reduced in favor of clear, factual forms. Carl Grossberg received the order from the Feile family, because the father-in-law of Peter Feile, a good friend of Grossberg's, bought the house on Marktstraße and was the landlord of the cafe and wine house Ott. A postcard still bears witness to the original place it was mounted. Peter Feile, whose family owned this extraordinary work, was a close friend of Carl Grossberg. Peter Feile is known as one of the most important representatives of ‘Neues Bauen’ in Bavaria. With the model houses of the Lerchenhainsiedlung in Würzburg, he built the first flat-roof residential houses in Bavaria. With the increasing influence of the National Socialists the so-called "Heimatschutzstil" became the measure of all things. This backward-looking style ultimately drew on ideas such as those realized by Gabriel von Seidl on Marktstraße in Tölz. From this point of view, the seemingly emotionless painting gets a new touch. Grossberg worked out a Tölz view for his friend Feile, which can also be understood as a criticism of the backwardness of the NS building guidelines. Because Feile was actually a convinced "Bauhaus" architect who, under the pressure of political developments, subordinated himself to the Heimatschutz style decreed from above. Feile himself moved to Bad Tölz after the war and would spend the rest of his life there. [EH]



 

Buyer's premium and taxation for Carl Grossberg "Markststraße in Bad Tölz"
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Hammer price up to 500,000 €: herefrom 32 % premium.
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The share of the hammer price exceeding 2,500,000 € is subject to a premium of 22 % and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 2,500,000 €.
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Regular taxation:
Hammer price up to 500,000 €: herefrom 25 % premium.
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