Sale: 547 / Modern Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2023 in Munich Lot 425

 

425
Emil Nolde
Kerzentänzerinnen, 1917.
Woodcut
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 19,260
Sold:
€ 20,574 / $ 22,014

(incl. surcharge)
Kerzentänzerinnen. 1917.
Woodcut.
Schiefler/Mosel/Urban H 127 V (of V). Signed. According to Nolde's documentation, 13 copies of this printing state were made. Another 8 copies of the other states were printed. On firm off-white paper. 30.5 x 23.8 cm (12 x 9.3 in). Sheet: 41,3 x 33,8 cm (16,2 x 13,3 in).
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• Nolde's "Kerzentänzerinnen"- characterized by an expressive force and a mystical exotic appeal.
• The eccentric motif of this rare hand-made print is based on one Nolde's most significant expressionist painting: the "Kerzentänzerinnen" from 1912 (Nolde Foundation Seebüll).
• The fascination for expressive free dance is one of the key motifs of German Expressionism.
• In those days Nolde, Kirchner, Pechstein, Jawlensky, Kandinsky and many others were fascinated by the expressive value of modern dance.
• The traditions of ritual dances in many exotic cultures offered inspiration for the dance and art avant-garde at the beginning of the 20th century.
• Rare. To date only a maximum of six other hand-printed copies of this woodcut have been offered on the international auction market (source: www.artprice.com)
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PROVENANCE: Kornfeld und Klipstein, Bern, auction 153, 1974.
Private collection Hesse (acquired from the above, ever since family-owned).




425
Emil Nolde
Kerzentänzerinnen, 1917.
Woodcut
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 19,260
Sold:
€ 20,574 / $ 22,014

(incl. surcharge)