Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 529

 

529
Walter Dexel
In der Gartenstadt, 1918.
Oil on burlap
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 27,600
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 41,400

(incl. surcharge)
In der Gartenstadt. 1918.
Oil on burlap.
Wöbkemeier 123. Lower left presumably belatedly signed and dated "W DEXEL 19“. Verso of the stretcher signed, dated "18“ and titled, once more signed, dated "18“and partly titled over another inscription on the reverse of the canvas. 60.2 x 50.2 cm (23.7 x 19.7 in).
[AM].
• Early composition in rich colors.
• An abstract townscape in a striking formal conception.
• Fascinating composition, making effectful use of stylilistic principles of Cubism.
• Rich exhibition history
.

We are grateful to Dr. Ruth Wöbkemeier for her kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Galerie Valentien, Stuttgart.
Private collection Northern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Walter Dexel, Städtisches Museum, Brunswick, February 25 - March 25, 1962, cat. no. 22.
Walter Dexel. Bilder 1917-1930, Kunst Kabinett Klihm, Munich, February 18 - March 19, 1964, cat. no. 2.
Walter Dexel, Städtisches Museum, Trier, February 9 - March 4, 1965, cat. no. 8.
Walter Dexel, Staatliche Werkkunstschule und Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kassel, May 9 - June 7, 1965, cat. no. 8 (with illu.).
Walter Dexel, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, March 12 - April 11, 1966, cat. no. 8.
Walter Dexel, Galerie Charles Lienhard, Basel, 1970, cat. no. 9.

LITERATURE: Deutsches Kulturzentrum, Goethe-Institut, Paris, from February 15, 1972, leaflet no. 4 (here dated 1919).
Arrigo Lora-Totino, Walter Dexel. Evoluzione costruttivista, in: Walter Dexel 1890-1973. Xilografie e serigrafie, Turin 1973, no p.
Werner Hofmann, Der Maler Walter Dexel, Starnberg 1972, p. 15 (with illu. p. 25).
Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, 613th auction, 1986, lot 248 (with color illu. on plate 8).




529
Walter Dexel
In der Gartenstadt, 1918.
Oil on burlap
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 27,600
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 41,400

(incl. surcharge)