Sale: 547 / Modern Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2023 in Munich Lot 448

 

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Emil Nolde
Sommerblumen (Mohn, Tulpen, Königskerze), Um 1950.
Watercolor and tempera
Estimate:
€ 70,000 - 90,000

 
$ 74,200 - 95,400

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Sommerblumen (Mohn, Tulpen, Königskerze). Um 1950.
Watercolor and tempera.
Signed in lower right. On Japon, laid on cardboard. Including backing cardboard: 36.5 x 51 cm (14.3 x 20 in).

• Airy and fascinating composition in subtly coordinated colors.
• Emil Nolde is considered one of the greatest watercolorists of the 20th century.
• The flower arrangements are among the most sought-after subjects in the artist's oeuvre
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Accompanied by a photo authentication issued by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther, Klockries, dated October 30, 2023. The watercolor is listed as "Nolde A - 288/2023" in the Archive Reuther.

PROVENANCE: Foundation Ada and Emil Nolde, Seebüll.
Galerie Günther Franke, Munich.
Private collection USA (acquired from the above).
Private collection Berlin (since 1996).

LITERATURE: Grisebach, Berlin, November 29, 1996, lot 20.

Called up: December 9, 2023 - ca. 18.38 h +/- 20 min.

Particularly in the last years of his life, Nolde repeatedly revisited one of his early motifs, the floral still life. What is so fascinating about these sheets is the almost somnambulistic certainty with which Emil Nolde created watercolors of flowers. In particular, but not alone, it is the unusual, almost magical world of color that makes for the secret magic of these sheets. It is also the composition as such that contributes to the intense overall impression. The special technique of wet-on-wet painting, which Nolde perfected in these works, is supplemented in his late works by the use of tempera, which the artist found to be particularly lightfast, resulting in an extremely charming interplay between glazed and strongly opaque parts, which in the present sheet accentuates the tulip and poppy blossoms in a particularly expressive manner. It is therefore not surprising that floral still lifes of appealing flower arrangements with luminous and subtle colors are a particularly popular group in the artist's oeuvre today. [SM]



 

Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right compensation for Emil Nolde "Sommerblumen (Mohn, Tulpen, Königskerze)"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer price up to 800,000 €: herefrom 32 % premium.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 800,000 € is subject to a premium of 27 % and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 800,000 €.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 4,000,000 € is subject to a premium of 22 % and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 4,000,000 €.
The buyer's premium contains VAT, however, it is not shown.

Regular taxation:
Hammer price up to 800,000 €: herefrom 27 % premium.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 800,000 € is subject to a premium of 21% and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 800,000 €.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 4,000,000 € is subject to a premium of 15% and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 4,000,000 €.
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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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