Sale: 531 / Rare Books, Nov. 28. 2022 in Hamburg Lot 267

 

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George Grosz
A Gold Story (illustration for Esquire Magazine), 1937.
Ink
Post auction sale: € 3,600 / $ 3,600
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George Grosz
A Gold Story. Orig.-Tintenzeichnung. Signiert und bezeichnet "132 a gold story" und "Zinc 2" wide". Februar 1937. Auf Zeichenpapier. Darstellungs- und Blattformat ca. 59,1 : 46 cm. Mit Nachlaßstempel.

Ausdrucksvolle Zeichnung des großen Karikaturisten, die er für das Esquire angefertigt hat.

Der gesellschaftskritische Berliner Malter, Graphiker und Karikaturist George Grosz (1893-1959) emigrierte 1933 in die USA und arbeitete in den Jahren 1936 bis 1939 für die berühmte, 1932 gegründete Zeitschrift Esquire , die internationales Renommee durch Beiträge von Schriftstellern wie Ernest Hemingway und F. Scott Fitzgerald erlangte; in den 1980er und 1990er Jahren erschien sogar eine deutsche Ausgabe. Grosz illustrierte zahlreiche Artikel und Kurzgeschichten und bemerkt hierzu in seiner Autobiographie: „Would dearly have loved to become an American illustrator, one of the select who works for a popular magazine … This was genuine art for the masses, art that could dispense with the high-flown rantings of art historians and the bombast of the critics“. Die Illustrationen von Grosz für das Magazin und sein positives Bild von America („a clean, appetizing, super-modern coutry“) bilden einen stilistischen Kontrast zu den politisch engagierten Arbeiten, die Grosz vor seiner Auswanderung in Deutschland veröffentlicht hatte; zu diesem Widerspruch führt der Künstler an: „There remained an incomprehensible residue, a schizophrenic piece of myself that weighed me down as much as a heavy boulder“.

- PROVENIENZ: Aus dem Nachlaß George Grosz; Moeller Fine Art Ltd., New York; zuletzt New Yorker Privatsammlung.

Orig. ink drawing on paper for the February issue of Esquire Magazine, signed and inscribed by the artist. With estate stamp. - Moeller Fine Art Ltd., then New York private collection.(R)




267
George Grosz
A Gold Story (illustration for Esquire Magazine), 1937.
Ink
Post auction sale: € 3,600 / $ 3,600
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Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right compensation for George Grosz "A Gold Story (illustration for Esquire Magazine)"
This lot can be subjected to differential taxation plus a 7% import tax levy (saving approx. 5 % compared to regular taxation) or regular taxation, artist‘s resale right compensation is due.

Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 200,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 200,000: for the share up to € 200,000: 32%, for the share above € 200,000: 27% buyer's premium
The buyer's premium contains VAT, however, it is not shown.

Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 200,000: 25 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 200,000: for the share up to € 200,000: 25%, for the share above € 200.000: 20% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

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Calculation of artist‘s resale right compensation:
For works by living artists, or by artists who died less than 70 years ago, a artist‘s resale right compensation is levied in accordance with Section 26 UrhG:
4 % of hammer price from 400.00 euros up to 50,000 euros,
another 3 % of the hammer price from 50,000.01 to 200,000 euros,
another 1 % for the part of the sales proceeds from 200,000.01 to 350,000 euros,
another 0.5 % for the part of the sale proceeds from 350,000.01 to 500,000 euros and
another 0.25 % of the hammer price over 500,000 euros.
The maximum total of the resale right fee is EUR 12,500.

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